Three-Year-Old Shoots Self in Texas

A child was shot in Houston
A child was shot in HoustonKPRC

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A 3-year-old Texas boy has died after he got access to a gun and shot himself in the head Friday, authorities and a family member said.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that the 3-year-old was shot at around 12:30 p.m. in a housing subdivision northwest of Houston, but did not release any other details.

The child’s mother told deputies that she was home with her two sons when the boy got access to a firearm and shot himself in the head, NBC station KPRC reported. The boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition but later died.