A Houston mother accidentally shot her 5-year-old son while trying to fire at a puppy that got loose in her neighborhood, police said.
Cops responded Saturday and found the child struck in the abdomen by a ricocheting bullet, Houston police said Tuesday.
His mother, Angelia Mia Vargas, 24, is facing one count of deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm in the incident that was caught on a doorbell cam.
“Investigators learned the child’s mother, suspect Vargas, had fired a small caliber pistol three times at a dog running loose across the street,” police said in a statement.
The boy, who was not publicly identified, was rushed to a hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening wounds, police said.
The dog that dashed outside, a 6-month-old boxer puppy named Bruno, was not seriously wounded by the gunfire, police said.
A 4-minute doorbell…