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.
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.
In November, a French tourist died while taking a selfie near a scenic waterfall in Thailand.