Sunday, March 1, 2015
Texas 3-Year-old Dies After Accidental Shooting
Local news reports
A 3-year-old boy died at the hospital after he was struck in what investigators characterized as an "accidental shooting" at his home in northwest Harris County.
Sheriff's deputies said the incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Friday inside the two-story home in the 7400 block of Betanna near Elmont.
The boy, his mother, and another young sibling were the only ones in the house at the time.
The mother was in another part of the house when she heard a gunshot, officials said.
She rushed to her two children and found the 3-year-old with a gunshot to the neck or jaw area, deputies said.
The boy, who has not been identified, was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center, where he died, officials said.
Sheriff's detectives said later Friday they have not yet questioned the boy's mother, who was at the hospital.