Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin: Police

Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 08, 2014, 23:33 PM IST

Texas City: Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.
Captain Joe Stanton said the boys were playing unsupervised at a Texas City apartment on Thursday when the 7-year-old found a handgun and it discharged. The 8-year-old was shot in the left cheek.
Stanton said today morning that the older boy was out of surgery and in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Police say there were no adults in the apartment when they arrived. Stanton says a boyfriend of the victim`s mother may have been responsible for supervising the children. Texas Child Protective Services is reviewing the incident.