HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston say a 2-year-old boy is dead after he apparently found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself in the head.
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in northwest Houston. Police Capt. David Angelo says investigators are still piecing together what happened, but that they believe the boy found the unsecured gun, pointed it at his head and pulled the trigger.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
The child was pronounced dead at Texas Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
Angelo says investigators found a 9 mm pistol on a couch in the home’s living room.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
He says the boy’s parents were home at the time of the shooting, and that an investigation is underway to determine whether any charges should be filed.