Police believe an infant was fatally shot on Friday by his three-year-old brother after the older boy got a hold of a gun inside a Houston apartment.
The infant was shot in his abdomen on Friday morning, said Houston assistant police chief Wendy Baimbridge.
Several adults who were inside the apartment drove the eight-month-old boy to a hospital, where he died.
“I just want to take this moment and plead with parents and guardians all over to not allow your firearms to be accessible to anyone in the house,” Baimbridge said. “Lock them up. There are things that you can do to render that weapon safe. Please pray for this family. This is just a tragic event.”
Investigators initially were not able to locate the gun used in the shooting but found it inside the vehicle family members had used to take the infant to the hospital.
Investigators and prosecutors were still determining if any charges would be filed in the case, Baimbridge said.