Police say man accidently shot his mother and himself in southwest Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 5:16 PM

HOUSTON -- A woman is in serious condition after her son accidently shot her and himself with a handgun Saturday night at a gathering in southwest Houston, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, at about 10:15 p.m. officers responded to a call of a shooting near Prior Park and Palcio Real. When police arrived, they found a woman shot in the abdomen and a man shot in the hand.

Investigators said that the man was showing off a gun to a group of family and friends when the weapon accidentally went off. The bullet went through the man’s hand, and then struck his mother in the stomach.

Both victims were transported to Ben Taub Hospital, the woman in serious condition and the man in stable condition, police said.

Police have not said whether there will be any charges stemming from the incident.

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