HOUSTON — A Texas woman accidentally shot a 10-year-old relative she was babysitting as she posed with a gun and snapped selfies, authorities said.
According to CNN, the incident happened Tuesday evening at a Houston apartment. The babysitter, later identified by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez as 19-year-old Caitlyn Smith, found the weapon and began taking photos, deputies said. The gun, which Smith believed wasn’t loaded, discharged and struck the child’s stomach, CNN reported.
Smith is facing a charge of causing serious bodily injury to a child, Gonzalez tweeted.
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