A 10-year-old Houston boy is recovering after being accidentally shot on Tuesday by his babysitter, who was trying to pose with a gun while taking a selfie.
Caitlyn Smith, 19, has been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, the New York Post reported.
Smith, the boy’s aunt, was watching the boy when she found a gun, according to law enforcement.
She posed in pictures with the firearm, thinking it was unloaded.
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As she snapped photos the gun went off, striking the boy in the stomach.
The child underwent surgery on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Smith is far from the only person involved in an egregious selfie mishap.
As social media comes to dominate more facets of modern life, grave — and sometimes deadly — selfie accidents are becoming more commonplace.
A study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care in 2018 found that 259 people have died while taking selfies between the years of 2011 to 2017.
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In November, a French tourist died while taking a selfie near a scenic waterfall in Thailand.