Resident checking out gun found in grass when bullet discharges, striking 11-year-old in neighboring home

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A child has been injured after police said she was struck by unintentional gunfire in northeast Houston.

The incident happened in the 3000 block of Buck around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to HPD Lt. Larry Crowson, a woman told police she saw a pistol in the grass near a residence. The woman then picked up the firearm and took it inside before she called a male neighbor to come over and look at the gun.

The neighbor then allegedly started messing with the gun, causing it to discharge.

A bullet went through the wall of a neighboring home and struck an 11-year-old.

The girl was taken to the hospital and was said to be in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

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