Woman shooting at stray dog hits 5-year-old son in abdomen, police say 06/02/2021 4:45 pm PDT Comments Houston Police HOUSTON (TCD) -- A Houston woman was arrested on Saturday after police say she mistakenly shot her child while shooting at a stray dog across the street. Houston Police responded to a shooting at about 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, at 700 Dunham Road. Officers found a 5-year-old boy had been struck in his abdomen by a ricocheting bullet, police said. The boy’s mother had reportedly fired a small-caliber pistol three times at a dog running loose across the street, police said. Police said she “fired across a public roadway and in the direction of two occupied houses,” and one round ricocheted and hit her son. The 5-year-old boy was hospitalized in stable condition, Houston Police said. The boy’s mother, 24-year-old Angelia Vargas, was arrested and charged with deadly conduct - discharge of a firearm. The dog was not injured. Police said the dog’s owner was issued a citation for the dog running loose. MORE: Suspect Arrested, Charged In Shooting At 700 Dunham Road - Houston Police Dept. #Houston #Texas Related Stories Florida boy shot by real gun, run over by dad’s van, during ‘paintball gun drive-by’ Dad arrested hours after pleading for baby's return; Mollie Tibbetts murder trial begins - TCDPOD Indiana toddler’s ‘heart ripped in half’; mother's boyfriend arrested Michael Valva case: Testimony alleges dog slept in heated room while boy froze to death California man armed with knives chases wife onto son’s playing field, disarmed by witnesses, police say Missing 2-year-old found dead in Las Vegas; Mom’s boyfriend arrested for murder Virginia mom accused of stabbing infant to death, texting fiancé details Milwaukee man pleads in death of son beaten for eating Father’s Day cheesecake Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.