Texas Boy, 9, Hit By Stray Bullet; May Have Come From Gun Range

RICHMOND (February 24, 2013)—A stray bullet that struck a 9-year-old in a rural area west of Houston bullet may have come from a nearby gun range, authorities said.

Fort Bend County sheriff's spokesman Bob Haenel said the boy was walking with his grandfather in a rural area about 35 miles west of Houston Saturday afternoon when there was a loud noise.

Moments later the boy fell to the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The grandfather took the boy to an emergency room.

His injuries weren’t life threatening.

Haenel says a gun range is nearby the site of the shooting.

Authorities were investigating Sunday.