HOUSTON One man is dead and a woman injured after a gun accidentally went off in a southeast Houston home, according to police.

Investigators say that around 1 a.m. Saturday, a man was removing a handgun from his house on Garland near Elrod at the request of his wife.

The gun went off, hitting the man and his daughter-in-law.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, the man had already died from a chest wound. The woman was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

At this point, we re uncertain as to how both parties sustained gunshot wound injuries, but it appears only one shot was fired, said Office Brian Evans of the HPD.

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