Houston boy, 8, struck by celebratory gunfire while sleeping on New Year's Eve

Houston police say an 8-year-old boy was sleeping in his bed when he was shot from what appears to be celebratory gunfire.

The shooting occurred on New Year’s Eve, just a few minutes before midnight, at an apartment complex on Garden City Drive.

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Police say the bullet came through the wall around 11:50 p.m. and struck the boy in the hand.

He was taken to the hospital. Police say he is expected to survive.

An 8-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve.

The shooting remains under investigation.

This was not the only shooting in Houston blamed on celebratory gunfire overnight. Police say a woman was shot in the stomach as her grandfather fired off celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Day.

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