KTRK-TV reports that authorities are investigating the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened Tuesday morning when the child was inside the home with his 6-year-old brother and 2-year-old sister while their mother was outside smoking a cigarette. After hearing a gunshot, the woman went back inside to find that her 4-year-old son had been shot in the head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died shortly after his arrival.
Investigators believe that the shooting was accidental but are still trying to find out who pulled the trigger.