Incident at 5600 Gatewood
March 13, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the shooting of a two-year-old at 5600 Gatewood
Ave on Saturday, March 13, 2005 about 4:20 p.m.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.J. Grysen and
Officer T. Huynh reported:
The victim's mother had recently purchased a
gun after being alarmed about burglaries in the area and she had
left it inside her purse in the bedroom. The victim, 2, and his
four-year-old brother were arguing. The four-year-old admitted
to going into his mother's purse to get her gun and then shooting
his two-year-old brother in the head. The mother heard a gunshot
from her bedroom and ran to find her two-year-old shot in the
head. The victim was transported to Ben Taub General hospital
by HFD. The victim was listed in critical condition at the PICU
of Ben Taub General hospital and the four-year-old was referred
to CPS. The case will be referred to the Harris County District
Attorney's office for review for possible charges.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.