Texas boy, 5, fatally shot by stray bullet while making TikTok videos with father on balcony

5-year-old fatally shot by stray bullet while making TikTok videos with his father

HOUSTON — A 5-year-old Texas boy is dead after a stray bullet struck him as he was recording videos on the balcony of his family’s Houston home, authorities said.

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According to KTRK-TV, the shooting occurred March 31 while Jordan Allen Jr. and his father were making TikTok videos on the second-floor balcony of the Richmond Avenue home. Around 9 p.m., gunfire erupted in the parking lot, striking the boy, Houston police said.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died days later, KTRK reported.

Police do not believe the shooter meant to strike the child, according to the news outlet.

Police are still investigating the incident. If you have information about the shooting, call 713-222-8477.

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