Houston police reportedly responded to two deaths of this type in two days, after a 6-year-old boy reportedly accessed a 9-millimeter weapon in his northwest Houston home Sunday.
Authorities said this is when he discharged the gun, which proved fatal.
“It appears the 6-year-old got up and went into a room and found a firearm and discharged it,” HPD homicide Sgt. Anthony Turner said in an interview with Eyewitness News.
Authorities responded at the Coppertree Village Apartments around 11:00 a.m.
The boy reportedly recived a transport to Texas Children’s Hospital, where they say he later died.
HEARTBREAKING: Boy dies after accidental shooting in north Houstonhttps://t.co/oyMZ82EJqE
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At the time of the incident, parents said they left him with an 18-year-old girl, along with his twin sister and a 14-year-old sibling.
On Saturday, a 4-year-old Texas City boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun he had found in his family’s residence.
May these children RIP.