HPD: Man shoots, kills brother in 'tragic accident'

A man shot and killed his brother during a "tragic accident" early Saturday morning in east Houston, police say.

HOUSTON - A man shot and killed his brother during a "tragic accident" early Saturday morning in east Houston, police say. 

According to the Houston Police Department, police responded to a shooting call shortly after midnight at a home located on Teanaway near Tilgham.

Upon arrival, police say they learned a 21-year-old man accidentally shot his 19-year-old brother while "handling a firearm." The victim died at the scene. 

"Right now, it seems nothing more than just a tragic accident," said David Clark with HPD Homicide. 

Police say their mother was the only other person in the home at the time. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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