Texas 5-year-old shoots 7-year-old brother during boys’ bath time

By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 15:26 EDT
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A 7-year-old boy in Texas is expected to recover after being shot by his 5-year-old brother while the two were taking a bath together on Tuesday.

Officials with the Houston Police Department said that both boys were in the bathtub when the mother stepped away for a brief time. Investigators believed that the younger boy got out of the bathtub and found a rusty bolt-action .22 caliber rifle and shot his older brother.

Sgt. Ryan Gardiner described the injuries as “non-life threatening.”

“It was one bullet hole that went through his lower back,” Gardiner said.

Police were talking with the parents, but no charges had been filed as of Wednesday morning.

Watch this video from KTRK, broadcast May, 8, 2013.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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