Texas boy, 3, fatally shoots himself at his birthday party

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Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 5:39 PM CDT
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PORTER, Texas (AP) - Sheríff’s deputies say a 3-year-old Houston-area boy died after he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party.

In a statement, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday at a home in Porter, 25 miles northeast of Houston.

The child’s family and friends told investigators that they were playing cards when they heard a gunshot and the boy was found with a chest wound.

He was taken to a nearby fire station where he died. Investigators say the child found a handgun that had fallen from a family member’s pocket.

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