Boy, 5, accidentally shoots brother, 7, in northeast Houston

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by KHOU.com

kvue.com

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 8:06 AM

HOUSTON -- A 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the back by his younger brother in northeast Houston Tuesday evening.

Officials said they were called to a house in the 5600 block of Lyons around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said after the mother had given her five and seven-year-old sons a bath, they started to play. That’s when the 5-year-old managed to find a .22-caliber rifle and accidentally shoot his brother.

Officials said the bullet went straight through the boy’s back. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to be OK.

Police said the gun appeared to look old, almost as if it did not work.

Officers are now investigating whether the gun was properly secured.

At this time no charges have been filed.

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