5-year-old boy dies after being shot in the face in NW Harris County

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A 5-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the face inside a NW Harris County home. (KTRK)

A 5-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the face Tuesday night inside a northwest Harris County home, according to the medical examiner's office.

The shooting happened at the home in the 9700 block of Shady Tree Lane in the Willow Wood neighborhood.

A neighbor told Eyewitness News he heard a gunshot followed by screaming. The boy was then carried to a vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital. From there, he was flown by LifeFlight to the Medical Center, according to a deputy on scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: Boy shot in the face, rushed to hospital in NW Harris County
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5-year-old child shot in NW Harris Co., Jessica Willey reports.

A gun was found inside the home, according to authorities.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the boy accidentally shot himself. No other details have been released.

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