5-year-old shoots 7-year-old in the back as they share a bath

12:16 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) -- A 5-year-old boy shot his older brother while the two were taking a bath, Houston police said.

The boys' mother told police she was giving them a bath late Tuesday at their home on Lyons Street and Sam Wilson Street when she stepped away and the shooting happened.

"They were playing around. It wasn't intentional," said Houston Police Sgt. Ryan Gardiner.

The 5-year-old boy grabbed an old .22-caliber rifle and shot his brother at least one time in the lower back, said police.

The child was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated and is expected to survive.

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