Friday, February 28, 2020

10-year-old boy shot by babysitter in Houston

A 10-year-old boy was shot by his babysitter as she attempted to take selfies while holding a gun, police in Houston say.

Caitlyn Smith shot the child in the stomach on Tuesday, thinking the weapon was unloaded. Police confirmed she is the child's aunt.

The 19-year-old has since been charged with injury to a child and serious bodily injury.

The boy is in a serious condition but is expected to make a full recovery.


The bullet missed the child's vital organs, according to Fox 26.

Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzales told the news site the weapon was kept unsecured at home.

"The female indicates that she retrieved that weapon to take pictures, and in the course of taking pictures the gun went off and struck the child," he added.

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