Update: 7-year-old child recovering after she was struck by bullet while asleep at home

A sleeping child was struck by a bullet over the weekend, Harris County deputies said.
A sleeping child was struck by a bullet over the weekend, Harris County deputies said.

HARRIS COUNTY – A sleeping child was struck by a bullet Saturday, Harris County deputies said.

At approximately 2 a.m., HCSO District 2 deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4500 block of Rosemary Lane in reference to reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, deputies located a girl suffering a gunshot wound to her ankle, authorities said.

Investigators said the seven-year-old child was struck by a bullet during a suspected drive-by shooting. The child had been asleep in a room with other family members when the incident occurred.

Everyone in the home was asleep when the child was shot and no one could provide investigators with any suspect information.

The child was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Though she is expected to make a full reovery, she will need to use a walker for a while.

The child’s sister, who asked not to be identified, said this isn’t the first time something like this has happened, adding that someone fired round’s at her family’s home about a month ago. A bullet struck their vehicle and no one was injured.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at (713) 221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-8477.


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