Babysitter shoots 10-year-old boy in the stomach taking selfies while holding a loaded gun

Police outside the Baby sitters appartment after she shot the 10-year-old in the stomach

A 10-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by his babysitter when she was taking selfies with her mobile phone whilst holding a gun. The boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but is making a slow recovery.

The incident occurred at an apartment in Houston on Tuesday evening when the 19-year-old relative who was watching the child found a gun, according to tweets from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Thinking the weapon was unloaded, the girl started posing and taking pictures with it, police said. That’s when the gun went off, hitting the boy in the stomach.

According to the National Security Council, accidental and preventable gun deaths represent 1% of all gun-related deaths in the United States. Gilliland reminded the public to always remember that you can’t play with guns.

“Firearms are dangerous, so take precautions to make sure things like this don’t happen,” Gilliland said. “Taking selfies was not the best thing to be doing.”

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Tony Winterburn

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