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.

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