Houston Police Department
Investigation into Shooting at 3201 Laura Koppe

December 12, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a child at 3201 Laura Koppe about 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 11).

The victim, a 4-year-old boy, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sgt. H. Garcia and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported:

The victim climbed onto a tall furniture chest and obtained a handgun hidden there. The child then turned the gun toward himself and the weapon accidentally discharged. Hearing the gunshot, the victim's parents rushed into the bedroom and found him lying on his bed. The father then called 9-1-1. HFD paramedics arrived and transported the child to the hospital.

No charges have been filed at this time, as the case is being presented to the Harris County District Attorney's Office for review.

VHS/JFC 12-12-12
Inc. #155832612

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.