3-year-old boy in Montgomery Co. dies from gunshot wound on his birthday

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Sunday, October 25, 2020
3-year-old Montgomery Co. boy dies from gunshot on birthday
The little boy was celebrating his third birthday when he died from a gunshot wound after finding the weapon when it fell from a family member's pocket.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Family and friends of a 3-year-old boy from Montgomery Co. are mourning his loss after he died on his birthday Saturday night.

The little boy was found with a gunshot wound in his chest when deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrived to the 23000 block of Owens Road in the city of Porter around 4:15 p.m.

Authorities said the family was celebrating the boy's birthday and heard a gunshot while everyone was playing cards.

Investigators said the child may have found the gun after it fell out of a family member's pocket.

The boy was rushed to a nearby fire station where he died shortly after, deputies said.