Ten-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot By Babysitter Taking Selfies Holding Gun

A ten-year-old boy from Texas is recovering after he was accidentally shot by his babysitter. He was at home with his 19-year-old aunt when she found a gun and started taking selfies with the weapon.

She did not realize the gun was loaded and it discharged while she was taking photos. The boy was shot in the stomach and rushed to the hospital. He underwent emergency surgery and is in stable condition.

Police identified the boy's aunt as Caitlyn Smith and said that she was taken into custody on charges of causing serious bodily injury to a child.

“Firearms are dangerous weapons so take precautions to make sure things like that don’t happen,” Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland told CNN. “Taking selfies was not the best thing to be doing.”

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