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Old 08-08-2014, 05:47 PM
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Texas boy, 8, in critical condition after being shot by 7-year-old cousin

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.

Capt. Joe Stanton said the boys were playing unsupervised at a Texas City apartment Thursday when the 7-year-old found a handgun and it discharged. The 8-year-old was shot in the left cheek.

Stanton said Friday morning that the older boy was out of surgery and in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.

Police say there were no adults in the apartment when they arrived. Stanton says a boyfriend of the victim's mother may have been responsible for supervising the children.

Texas Child Protective Services is reviewing the incident.
I love how everyone is just absolved of responsibility.

A boyfriend was supposed to watch them, but evidently they were "unsupervised."

They found a gun. No one left the gun out to be found. They found the gun.

It went off. Like guns go off on their own all the time or something.
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