By Tara Rippin • 26 October 2020 • 17:17
Boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting himself on his birthday.
THE toddler died from a gunshot wound after accidentally shooting himself in the chest in Texas on Saturday, October 24, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Officers were called to the child’s home in Porter, near Houston, just before 4pm, to conduct a “welfare check”.
They were informed of the shooting on arrival and the child was taken to a nearby fire station, where he died from his wounds.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement: “On October 24, 2020, at about 4:15 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 23000 block of Owens Rd in Porter, Texas in reference to a Welfare Check.
“Upon arrival, it was learned there was a three-year-old male child with a gunshot wound. Family and friends had gathered earlier to celebrate the birthday of the three-year-old, and while playing cards, heard a gunshot.
“The child was located with a gunshot wound to the chest. During the investigation, it was learned the child found the pistol after it fell out of a family member’s pocket.
“The child was rushed to the nearest fire station where he succumbed to his wounds. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this tragic accident.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “Boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting himself on his birthday”. For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.
Euro Weekly News is delighted to continue be able to bring you a range of News from around Spain in English and Global News live as it happens.
Euro Weekly News doesn’t cost you anything but your internet connection. Whether it’s bringing you the local Spanish news or the International news today, we’ve got you covered!
Euro Weekly News, the leading free local and national newspaper in Spain, the people’s paper, we lead others follow!
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
Share your story with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.