A 3-year-old boy shot a 20-year-old Houston, Texas man in the face Saturday, leaving him in critical condition.
Patrick Sanders of Houston was said to be sleeping on the couch when the pistol slipped out of his pants and onto the floor. When Sanders tried to get the pistol back from the child, he shot Sanders in the face.
“At that time, the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face. The child was not injured,” Houston Police said in a statement.
The incident took place Saturday shortly after 8:30 a.m. in a Houston apartment. Investigators are not sure if the child had his finger on the trigger, or if Sanders hit it as he went after the gun.
The incident is being classified as an accident and an investigation continues.