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3-year-old Texas boy dies in accidental shooting

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A 3-year-old boy died of a gun-shot wound at his home in the US state of Texas on Friday.

Local police suspect that the boy accidentally fired at himself.

The boy's mother alerted police around noon. She said her son had a gunshot wound to the head.
He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Local media reports say the mother was in another room when she heard a gunshot.

Police suspect that the boy had access to the gun and accidentally shot himself.

It is the latest in a spate of accidental shootings by young children in the US. In August last year, a 9-year-old girl lost control of a firearm and accidentally killed her shooting instructor in the state of Arizona. In December, a 2-year-old boy got access to his mother's gun and accidentally shot her dead in the state of Idaho.

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