HOUSTON — A 10-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was shot by his aunt, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Crews responded to the shooting on the 18200 block of Chisholm Trail on Tuesday.
The boy was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The sheriff said the boy’s aunt, Caitlyn Smith, 19, was arrested and charged with injury to a child inflicting serious bodily injury.
KTRK reports Smith was babysitting her nephew and taking photos with the gun, which she thought was unloaded, when it fired.