8-year-old boy shot in face by 7-year-old cousin - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

8-year-old boy shot in face by 7-year-old cousin

Posted: Updated:
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition but does not appear to have life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.
    
Capt. Joe Stanton said the boys were playing unsupervised at a Texas City apartment Thursday when the 7-year-old found a handgun and it discharged. The 8-year-old was shot in the left cheek.
    
Stanton said Friday that the older boy was out of surgery and in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. He says the boy was "not in a life-threatening situation."
    
Police say there were no adults in the apartment when they arrived. Stanton says a boyfriend of the victim's mother may have been responsible for supervising the children.
    
Texas Child Protective Services is reviewing the incident.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

    Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:06:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service.

    More >>
  • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:58:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

    More >>
  • Hundreds try to set world record for human peace sign in Boston

    Hundreds try to set world record for human peace sign in Boston

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:21:31 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds have gathered at the country's oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol. At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the "V'' hand sign for peace, on Boston Common. The gathering failed to set a record- it needed more than 5,000 people.

    More >>

    BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds have gathered at the country's oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol. At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the "V'' hand sign for peace, on Boston Common. The gathering failed to set a record- it needed more than 5,000 people.

    More >>