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Houston father charged after accidentally shooting son in chest while taking apart gun

Houston police said Jesus A. Reynaga was taking apart his gun in a reckless manner near where children were playing when he accidentally shot his son.

HOUSTON — A father has been charged with injury to a child after police said he accidentally shot his own son Saturday while taking apart his gun. 

This happened outside a home in the 4500 block of Hershe Street, which is in Houston's Greater Fifth Ward area. 

EDITORIAL NOTE: The above video originally aired Saturday, June 12.

Houston police said Jesus A. Reynaga, 40, was attempting to take apart his gun in a reckless manner near where children were playing when he accidentally shot his son in the chest.

His son was taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

Police did not give any updates on his current condition. 

Check back for updates.

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