4-year-old accidentally shot by 9-year-old brother in west Harris County; airlifted to hospital

A 4-year-old boy has been airlifted to the hospital after being accidentally shot by his brother in west Harris County, according to the sheriff's office.

HCSO units responded to a shooting call in the 22300 block of Guston Hall Ln on Monday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies found a child suffering from a gunshot wound.

4-year-old child shot

Investigators have determined that an uncle who was visiting the home on Guston Hall brought a gun. 

Somehow a 9-year-old boy got a hold of the weapon and accidentally shot his 4-year-old brother in the head.

There were eight people in the home at the time of the shooting. One of them drove the injured child to Memorial Hospital in Katy.

LifeFlight then transported the boy to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center in critical condition.

Neighbors in the area were shocked to hear the news. 

"The little kid always came with a bike into my driveway, riding the bicycle, saying 'hi, how are you," said Gladys Rios Valentin, a neighbor. "I could see they were good people."

Her husband, Othoniel Valentin, echoed his wife's statement. 

"They're a good family. Good kid, it's sad. You handle a firearm, you should be responsible enough to keep it on your waist. Nobody should be able to get it. It's tragic, things like that shouldn't happen."

Meanwhile, the uncle of the boys has been arrested and taken into custody.

Francisco Lupian charged with possession of a firearm by convicted felon

Francisco Lupian, 32, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He's identified as Francisco Lupian.

Lupian, 32, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.