An infant who showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead shortly after arriving late Friday morning, according to Houston police.
The police department confirmed it received a call about the child at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center just before 11 a.m.
According to a tweet, police said their commanders and public information officers were heading to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Crestdale, near Kempwood, in connection with the deadly shooting.
HPD commanders & PIO are en route to the shooting of a child, reportedly at an apartment at 3130 Crestdale Dr near Kempwood in west Houston.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 9, 2021
The child was brought to a hospital at 921 Gessner Rd about 10:55 am & pronounced deceased.
No other info at this time. #hounews pic.twitter.com/rbOaVrbrya
It was later confirmed the victim was only 8 months old. The gun was reportedly discharged by the victim’s 3-year-old brother.
Terrible! Child is dead after showing up at the hospital with a gunshot wound! I’m at the location where the shooting happened to get the latest info. #abc13 https://t.co/N2mdJQK2fu pic.twitter.com/1k9zMOEUOl— Miya Shay (@ABC13Miya) April 9, 2021