05/08/2013 12:13 am ET Updated May 08, 2013

Texas Boy, 7, Shot By His Younger Brother, Police Say (VIDEO)

There's been another child-on-child shooting in America.

A 7-year-old boy was shot in his northeast Houston home on Tuesday -- and the gunman was apparently his younger brother, The Houston Chronicle reported..

According to, the boys were in the bathtub around 9 p.m. when their mother stepped away for a moment. Police say the 5-year-old brother then got out of the tub, found a .22 rifle and shot his older brother.

The injured child was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Officials say the bullet went straight through the boy's back, reported. He is expected to recover.

At the time of this writing, no charges have been filed.


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