DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A 5-year-old boy was shot by his older brother who was playing with his parent’s pistol Friday night, Dallas police said.

Both children were being watched by an 18-year-old family member when the shooting occurred. After the shooting, the victim’s brother ran to a neighbor’s house where he was said to be in distress asking for help.

The child — who has not been identified — was shortly transported from the home in the 1800 block of Stella Avenue to a nearby hospital.

CBS 11 reporter Andrea Lucia spoke to the victim’s neighbor, Rosa Maria Martin, who said the little boy was hit in the shoulder but is expected to survive.

Officials said the shooting was an accident and that the child is conscious at this time.