Houston police: 5-year old girl shot; cops searching for teenage brother

Police in Houston say a little girl was taken to the hospital after a shooting in her family’s apartment in the Heights area overnight.

The girl's mother told police she was asleep when she was woken up by the sound of a gunshot. She found her 5-year-old girl shot and her 14-year-old son in a panic. The mother apparently told police her son grabbed the gun and took off.

The little girl was taken to a hospital's trauma center.She is now in stable condition.

As of now it’s still unclear what led up to the shooting, whether the teenager fired the weapon or if the little girl did, and whether it was intentional or not.

Investigators will also try to find out how the siblings got the pistol.

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