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Kids & Guns: 11-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot, Dies

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A group of boys hanging at an apartment found a gun Sunday afternoon and one of them ended up dead.

An 11-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released, was accidentally shot and killed when one of the other boys mishandled the gun, Houston police say.

The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the northwest part of town in the 200 block of Laverne.

HPD says four juvenile boys were visiting a juvenile female at an apartment leased by her uncle.

"At some point, the group went into a closet in the apartment...to look for money to get some food," HPD says. "While in the closet, the kids found a handgun."

As one of the kids was handling the gun, it went off. The victim was hit and rushed to the hospital, but died.

The boy who was holding the gun was questioned and released by police.

An investigation is continuing and the case will be referred to a grand jury, which will look into why a loaded gun was in a place easily accessible to children.


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