A 21-year-old Nacagdoches, Texas man was unloading a 9mm handgun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon.
The bullet struck the man in the left hand. It then struck a young woman sitting in a chair nearby. The bullet struck the woman in the hand and then hit an 8-month-old baby who was sitting in her lap. The baby was hit in the face. The bullet then continued through the wall of the apartment and into the residence next door where it lodged in a piece of furniture.
All three people were treated at a local hospital. The baby was transferred to a hospital in Houston in serious condition.
Police are investigating the incident. "Right now, it is being treated as an accidental shooting," said the public information officer. No charges have been filed.