PORTER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A 3-year-old Texas boy was killed after he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party, sheriff’s officials said.

The incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday at a home in Porter, 25 miles northeast of Houston, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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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, according to the statement. He was taken to a nearby fire station where he died.

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Investigators said the child may have found a handgun that had fallen from a family member’s pocket.

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