Toddler Accidentally Shot by Mother Looking Through Her Purse


HOUSTON, TX –– A three-year-old boy was shot after a his mother accidentally discharged her handgun while going through her purse.

According to the Houston Police Department, the woman was looking for something inside her purse when the gun went off.

"We're not seeing any signs of foul play, just a horrible accident," said an H.P.D. lieutenant. "Of course we will still do a good investigation to make certain that's the case."

According to authorities, the toddler was shot in the lower torso after the bullet went through the purse. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

"All we're doing is asking for prayers for the little boy," said the lieutenant. He is expected to be okay.

No charges are expected to be filed at this time.

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