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Mom turns to WebMD instead of 911 after son is shot by friend, police say

The Santa Fe, Texas home where a 14-year-old boy was reportedly shot by a friend on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. KHOU

(CBS) HOUSTON - A Texas mother could face charges after she allegedly turned to WebMD.com, instead of seeking emergency medical attention, when her 14-year-old son was shot by a friend playing with a gun, police said, according to CBS affiliate KHOU.

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening inside the family's Santa Fe home, police said. Investigators said the incident was captured on the home's in-house surveillance video system.

The video reportedly shows Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 24, who also lives in the home, pointing a pistol directly at the teen, police said. Rodriguez is accused of tracking the teen's movement with the pistol and eventually pulling the trigger. The 14-year-old victim was shot once in the upper left thigh, police said.

According to KHOU, the teen is said to have remained on the floor for several minutes before getting up. Police said the teen and his mother then looked up "gunshots" on WebMD.com. It wasn't until seven hours later when the boy's mother drove him to Mainland Center hospital, police said.

The shooting victim was later transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston for further treatment and remained there as of Wednesday in stable condition.

Rodriguez was arrested and charged with one count of injury to a child with intent to commit serious bodily injury. He was being held on bonds totaling $151,500, KHOU reported.

Investigators said they are also reviewing possible felony charges against the teen's mother for injury to a child by omission.