HOUSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- A Houston kindergartner and two schoolmates were wounded slightly Tuesday when the gun he brought to school fell out of his pocket and went off, officials said.
The incident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria at Ross Elementary School, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The 6-year-old boy who brought the gun to school was wounded in the foot while a second boy was wounded in the leg and a 5-year-old girl was hit in the foot, Houston Independent School District spokesman Jason Spencer said.
Officials said the children, who were struck either by a single bullet or fragments from it, were taken to a hospital where they were listed in stable condition. A doctor at the hospital said by afternoon they were playing video games.
While school officials did not name the boy with the gun, the hospital identified the three wounded children as Marquel Sanders, 6, Zakeyah Thomas, 5, and Khoran Brown, 6. The newspaper said Marquel Sanders is similar to the name another child at the scene said was the boy with the gun.
School district police were investigating how the one boy got his hands on the pistol.