ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington Police are investigating what appears to be a tragic accident Monday.

A 3-and-a-half-year-old boy was shot in the head shortly after noon.

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It happened in the 4100 block of Maple Springs Drive.

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Life saving measures were made on scene by Fire and EMS, and the child was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The homicide unit is investigating and at this point it appears to be an accidental shooting by a family member.

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The child was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Thomas Maybery.