A mother targeting a neighbour's puppy running across the street in north Houston, USA, accidentally shot her 5-year-old son
The incident according to KTRK happened Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old woman, Angelia Mia Vargas, has been charged with deadly conduct with a firearm, the police said.
Neighbours explained that Vegas' son and some other family members were riding bikes down the street when a dog ran out barking at them.
Aiming at the dog, Vegas according to the police, reportedly fired shots across the roadway toward two houses with people inside. unfortunately, one of the bullets hit her son in the abdomen.
He was immediately transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition, police said. The five-year-old's injury was not expected to be life-threatening.
The owner of the puppy while reiterating what actually happened said, "I came out of my house because Bruno was barking and barking.
I thought my brother was coming," said the owner, who thought Bruno's barking was to indicate his brother was at the door. "So, I open the door just a little bit and he comes running out.
"She could have handled it differently. You know she was there, her husband was there, I was there, nothing would have happened. Nothing bad like that."
The puppy also suffered graze wounds in its hind legs, the owner said but added that the wounds were not serious.