6-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself To Death In NW Houston

It’s the third such child death in less than a week in Texas

Houston police say a little boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself Sunday morning.

Houston police say a 6-year-old boy has died after locating an unsecured gun in a bedroom and accidentally shooting himself.

According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting happened Sunday morning around 11:20 a.m. at an apartment as the boy’s mother ran errands and he was being watched by a teenage sibling. Other siblings were also home.

Sgt. Anthony Turner said a teenage sister heard what sounded like a firecracker and discovered the victim, who died at a Houston hospital. Turner said an adult sister told police she kept a gun to protect against crime.

“She heard what she believed to be a fire cracker and when the 14-year-old when to check, they saw the 6-year-old laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.” said Sgt. Anthony Turner with the Houston Police Department.

It’s the third such child death in less than a week.

Texas City police say a 4-year-old boy was killed Saturday after accidentally shooting himself while with his grandmother. Fort Worth police say a 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself.

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