5-Year-Old Texas Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Face With Shotgun
A 5-year-old Texas boy had to be airlifted to a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his chin. He and his 11-year-old brother were playing near their home in Harris County with a shotgun.
A neighbor known as Mr. Fred watched as his 11-year-old neighbor drove up to his house and jumped out of the car in a panic, according to KHOU. “He said his brother shot himself,” Fred said.
[su_center_ad]According to the 11-year-old, the brothers were hunting and when he laid the gun down, his brother apparently went back for it. “He said he just turned around and heard the shot,” Fred said.
Fred and his wife called 911.
“He’s a smart little kid, playful, joyful, just to see that, it was horrible,” another neighbor said.
One neighbor put pressure on the wound the child sustained in his chin.
Fred said his brother got the boy in the back seat.
“It was just an accident, an accident that should have never happened,” a neighbor said.
Neighbors said the boys’ father was at work and their mother had gone to the store, but it wasn’t clear as to why the boys had access to a firearm or to the car that the 11-year-old drove to the neighbor’s house.
Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies are still investigating exactly what happened. The boy was listed in critical but stable condition on Friday night.
Watch courtesy of KHOU: