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Texas woman, 19, accidentally shoots his cousin with 10, while playing with a gun: report

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A Texas woman shot her 10-year-old nephew while babysitting him, and when the gun they were playing with accidentally discharged, police say.

Caitlyn Smith, 19, was booked Wednesday into the Harris County Jail and charged with one felony count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, according to online inmate records.

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Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence at about 4 p.m reports that she had been shot to death, KHOU reported. Once on scene, deputies discovered that Smith was accidentally discharged the weapon, striking the student.

In the 18200 block of Chisholm Trail, where police say Caitlyn Smith, 19, shot her 10-year-old cousin.
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Smith was reportedly taking selfies with the gun before it went off, and the New York Post reported.

The child was taken to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery. No vital organs were hit and he is expected to survive. The Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, said in a tweet that the young man was in a serious condition, but is expected to make a full recovery.

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Smith has remained in the Harris County Jail on a $ 20,000 bond, and her next court date on Friday. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison.

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