10-year-old shot by teen suspect out on bond for pending murder charge
A child was grazed by a bullet at Wesley Square apartments on Calhoun Rd. Wednesday afternoon.
According to authorities, the 10-year-old was lying on the couch when a bullet went through the window.
HPD received the call around 12:42 p.m. and have since cleared the scene.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted that the suspect in the shooting is a 19-year-old already out on bond for a pending murder charge.
A 19 year-old suspect shot a 10 year-old boy today. The suspect is out on bond on a pending murder charge. District judges need to start taking the safety our community and risk factors into account, the lives of our children and families hinge on appropriate assessment of risk.
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) June 5, 2019
Investigators are still trying to locate the suspect who fired the shot.
Authorities have not released information regarding the condition of the child.