HOUSTON -- Houston police are trying to figure out where a 6-year-old boy got the gun that discharged in the school cafeteria Tuesday, striking him and two other kindergartners.
It sounded like a firecracker, said a young student who was in the cafeteria when the gun went off at HISD's Ross Elementary School.
Police and ambulances responded to the school at 2819 Bay in northeast Houston.
HISD police confirm the boy brought a loaded handgun to school and it accidentally went off when it fell from his pocket in the cafeteria.
The gun fell and he tried to get it and pressed the button, said another student.
A single bullet grazed all three victims, including the 6-year-old who brought the gun, another 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl was wounded in the foot.
Five-year-old Heaven Holly said it was very scary.
Three of my friends in the classroom, they was crying, Heaven said. That made me cry too.
The children remained in stable condition Tuesday evening, but their injuries weren't serious.
Dozens of parents rushed to the school after learning of the shooting and some took theirchildren home.
Classes resumed but counselors were brought in for students who staff who needed them.