HOUSTON - A 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot when a gun in his mother's purse discharged while she was going through her bag looking for something.
Houston Police Department officials say the incident happened about 9:15 p.m. inside the family's residence at Amos and Scott streets, on the city's South Side.
"We're not seeing any signs of foul play, just a horrible accident," a H.P.D. lieutenant said at the scene. "Of course we will still do a good investigation to make certain that's the case. "
Police say the bullet when through the purse, striking the boy in the lower torso.
"All we're doing is asking for prayers for the little boy," the lieutenant said about his injuries saying he was expected to be "okay."
The 3-year-old was rushed to a hospital for treatment and police say that no charges were expected.