PORTER, Texas (AP) - Sheríff’s deputies say a 3-year-old Houston-area boy was killed when he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party.
In a statement, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday at a home in Porter, 25 miles northeast of Houston. The child’s family and friends told investigators that they were playing cards when they heard a gunshot and the boy was found with a chest wound.
He was taken to a nearby fire station where he died. Investigators say the child found a handgun that had fallen from a family member’s pocket.