A Houston man accidentally shot and killed his sister this week while showing off his new gun, police said.
The unidentified 19-year-old victim — a junior at Syracuse University home for the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic — died Tuesday at a home in north Houston, where cops found her body in a room along with her 18-year-old brother, KTRK reported.
Police told reporters during a news conference that the woman’s brother was showing off his new weapon when it accidentally went off, the station reported. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
An older sibling gave the victim CPR and called 911 after the shooting, which investigators believe was accidental, although interviews were still underway Tuesday, KHOU reported.
“It’s a tragic situation for the entire family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” Houston police Sgt. Matthew Brady said.
The woman’s parents were also at home during the shooting, authorities said.
“Prelim info is the female was shot as other family members were inside the home,” Houston police tweeted Tuesday.
A Houston police spokesman told The Post no additional information was available early Wednesday.
A message seeking comment from Syracuse University was not immediately returned.