Police searching for 14-year-old that ran away after his 5-year-old sister was shot in Houston

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 08:43:58-05

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) — In Texas, the search is on for a 14-year-old boy who police say ran away after a mother found his 5-year-old sister shot.

Houston police said a mother woke up after hearing a gunshot.

The woman said she ran into the living room and found her 5-year-old daughter had been shot.

The woman told police the 14-year-old boy was panicking.

She added that he picked up a gun and fled the apartment.

While the 14-year-old is missing, police say it isn't clear who shot the little girl.

According to authorities, the 5-year-old girl was transported to the hospital in critical condition but is now in stable condition.