Houston News : Sheriff Gonzalez: Gun discharges while being handled, man shot in chest

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Sheriff Gonzalez: Gun discharges while being handled, man shot in chest

A Houston-area man was hospitalized Monday night after a gun his family was handling accidentally discharged, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The adult male, who was not identified, was shot in the chest around 8:30 p.m., Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

“Folks, it’s the holiday season and I can think of so many family-friendly things to do than looking at a gun,” the sheriff tweeted. “Deputies are at a shooting scene now-initial reports indicate a family was looking/handling a gun.”

The sheriff’s office did not disclose the location of the shooting.

“The (man)… is very lucky to be in stable condition for now,” said Gonzalez. “Not a good way to spend Christmas.”

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