Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie

10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, February 27 2020 Feb 27, 2020 February 27, 2020 5:44 PM February 27, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area teen is in jail after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account. Caitlyn Smith is in the Harris County Jail charged with felony injury to a child. According to an arrest affidavit, the 19-year-old told investigators that she was babysitting her nephew Tuesday at her suburban apartment on Houston's northern fringe. She was shooting a cellphone video for herself pointing a 9-millimeter handgun for her Instagram account when she squeezed the trigger, accidentally shooting her nephew in the abdomen.

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