An 8-year-old boy was shot by his 7-year-old relative on Thursday while they were left alone with a gun in an apartment in Texas City, Texas, the Galveston County Daily News reported.
Texas City police told the Galveston newspaper that three children, including a 9-year-old, were alone at the apartment when they “found the handgun inside the residence.” The 7-year-old pulled the trigger and wounded his relative, according to the Daily News.
The 8-year-old was flown to a hospital in Houston. The Daily News later reported that the boy was out of surgery and recovering in intensive care.
Police told the Daily News that the 7-year-old would not face charges due to his age.
However, police did note that the adult who was supposed to be supervising the children could face criminal charges, according to the Daily News.