BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital after he was accidentally shot in the head by his brother, according to authorities.
Brazoria County Sheriff's deputies say the boy’s 13-year-old brother accidentally shot him at a home in the 1000 block of County Road 678 near Sweeny.
Investigators say the 11-year-old boy had taken his mother's .22 pistol out of a closet. They say his older brother was putting the gun back in the closet when he accidentally shot his little brother in the head.
According to investigators, it appears no adults were home during the incident.