Texas Mom Shooting at Husband Misses, Wounds 8-Year-Old Son

A mother in Texas has been charged after allegedly shooting her 8-year-old son during an argument with her husband.

Antionette Gina Corder, 31, is accused of aggravated assault against a family member following an incident at 6500 Dunlap Street, Houston, just after 11 a.m. on Friday, December 18.

Houston police said Corder and her husband had had a verbal altercation that morning, during which she picked up a gun and attempted to shoot her husband.

The 31-year-old is alleged to have accidentally hit her son in the upper left chest. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital in a stable condition.

Corder was taken into custody at the scene and subsequently charged in the 183rd State District Court.

Newsweek has contacted Houston police for an update on the boy's condition.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 673 children under the age of 12 have been injured as a result of gun violence in the U.S. so far this year—and another 284 have been killed.

A further 2,969 children aged between 12 and 17 have been injured this year in incidents with guns—and 1,026 have been killed.

On December 21, a 7-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car in Washington D.C.

The girl was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after the shooting on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at about 1 p.m.

U.S. Park Police said they were searching for Alec Wilbur, 20, in connection with the incident. Police have yet to establish a motive for the shooting, which forced the closure of a 2-mile stretch of the road for several hours.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information to contact the Tip Line at 1-888-361-3332, (202) 379-4877 or USPP_tipline@nps.gov.

Last week, a Florida teenager was detained after allegedly shooting a 2-year-old boy at a mobile home in Cocoa.

The 16-year-old is facing a charge of manslaughter with a firearm after the incident on the morning of December 14.

"All of the evidence and witness statements indicate the shooting was not intentional," Detective Anthony Colombo said in a statement. "He was extremely emotional and remorseful."

Police confirmed that the teenager and the toddler were not related.

The 16-year-old was due to be turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice, where he will be held for a minimum of 21 days while the State Attorney's Office determines how to proceed with prosecution.

Antionette Gina Corder
Antionette Gina Corder, from Houston, is charged with aggravated assault on a family member. Houston Police