Update: the 3-yr-old has been pronounced deceased at the hospital. Sad outcome, May he Rest In Peace. Scene investigation is on-going to determine circumstances surrounding the shooting. Two adults and several children were in the home. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) November 1, 2019
The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at 6414 Skyview Dr., near Highway 290 and Beltway 8.
The 3-year-old, who has not been identified, was transported to the hospital by Life Flight. According to a tweet sent by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, there were two adults and several of the child's siblings inside the home at the time of the incident.
Gonzalez said preliminary reports show the child somehow got a hold of the gun that was left loaded.
Update on shooting death of 3-yr-old: at this point in the investigation, it appears that the child gained access to a pistol that was left loaded inside the home. An autopsy remains pending, but it appears the child shot himself. Investigation remains on-going. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) November 1, 2019
The investigation remains ongoing.
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