Family and friends gather outside the home where the young boy was killed.
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A small child lost his life over the weekend after reportedly finding a loaded gun in his babysitter’s home and somehow shooting himself, KHOU 11 reports.

According to the Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office, the boy was not breathing when emergency responders arrived, and he could not be revived.


The boy’s parents were not in the home at the time of the shooting. The child was reportedly staying overnight with a friend of the family while his mother celebrated her birthday. However, according to the news station, at least three other individuals were in the home at the time of the early-Sunday shooting. Two of those individuals were to be tested for gunshot residue.

KHOU 11 reports that investigators would not say where the gun might have come from or whether anyone was with the boy at the time of the shooting.

The woman who was taking care of the little boy eventually had to be taken to the hospital after she collapsed multiple times in the street in front of her home after the shooting.


So far no one has been charged in the incident, but the case will be sent for review by a grand jury.

Read more at KHOU 11.