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Boy, 9, shot in leg by stray bullet in Texas

Published On: Feb 24 2013 01:01:30 PM CST

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - A 9-year-old boy has been shot near Houston by a stray bullet that might have come from a nearby gun range.
    
Fort Bend County sheriff's spokesman Bob Haenel tells the Houston Chronicle that the boy was walking with his grandfather in a rural area about 35 miles west of Houston Saturday afternoon. A loud noise rang out, and shortly afterward, the boy fell to the ground. He had a bullet wound on his leg.
    
His grandfather took the boy to an emergency room. He's being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
    
Haenel says a gun range is nearby the site of the shooting.
    
Authorities are investigating.