The father pulled out a gun when he thought they were being followed.

By Jon Haworth

ABC News/KTRK
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after accidentally being shot in the chest by his father at the end of an alleged road rage incident they were engaged in on Friday, June 11, 2021 in the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas.

The boy was in a car being driven by his dad around 11 p.m. Friday in the Fifth Ward when the man believed he was being followed by another vehicle and brandished the weapon, ABC News reported.

As they were driving home, the gun accidentally went off as the father tried to put it back in his holster. He raced his son to the hospital where he was deemed to be in critical condition but is expected to survive.

9-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot in the Chest by His Father

The father of the child immediately rushed his son to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive the accidental shooting.

Whether the father and son were actually followed or if a road rage incident did occur remains unclear.

Houston police have said that the father isn’t expected to face any charges as law enforcement believes the incident was an accident, according to KTRK.

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