UPDATED | December 10, 2015 9:02 AM

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police say an 11-year-old boy is dead after the child found a pistol and accidentally shot himself.

It happened at an apartment in the 4900 block of South Buckner Boulevard in the Pleasant Grove-area in front of the boy’s 10-year-old sister according to a family friend.

Neighbors gather outside the apartment where the 11-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself. (Andrea Lucia - CBS11)

Neighbors gather outside the apartment where the 11-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself. (Andrea Lucia – CBS 11 News)

After the shooting the boy was transported to Baylor University Medical Center, but doctors there pronounced him dead.

Thursday morning police were still trying to figure out how the boy got his hands on the gun and who owns the weapon.

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