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8-year-old boy accidentally shot, killed by 10-year-old brother with shotgun at NW Harris County condominium, sheriff says

HOUSTON – An 8-year-old boy was killed after being accidentally shot by his 10-year-old brother at an condominium advanced in northwest Harris County, in response to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The incident was reported simply earlier than 3 p.m. at the Bear Creek Crossing Apartments, situated within the 5600 block of Timber Creek Place Drive.

Deputies stated the 10-year-old was dealing with or taking part in with a shotgun when it discharged and struck his sibling. The 8-year-old was pronounced useless at the scene. A 13-year-old sibling was additionally contained in the condominium at the time of the taking pictures however he was not injured and known as 911.

“As a parent, no one should ever have to go through that,” neighbor Kendra Davis stated. “It’s horrible that this is happening on a daily basis. Something needs to be done. It’s out of control.”

Investigators imagine all three siblings had been alone at the time of the taking pictures. The boys weren’t enrolled at school at the time as a result of the household not too long ago moved to Houston, the sheriff stated.

“These situations are preventable. Children should never have access to weapons. Anything could happen,” Gonzalez stated.

Child crimes and crime scene investigators are investigating this case, during which Gonzalez stated expenses are attainable. Investigators are wanting into who owned the shotgun.

“We’ve talked in the past about the importance of safe storage, securing weapons, responsible gun ownership,” Gonzalez stated. “This appears to be a tragic situation of what could happen when that doesn’t occur. Our condolences out to the family. They’re extremely devastated by what has occurred here this afternoon.”

Parents with weapons round their houses could wish to look into getting a free gun lock from Project Child Safe to assist forestall youngsters from accessing weapons.

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