A Houston 3 Year-Old accidentally shot himself on his birthday after finding a family member’s gun .
Montgomery County Sheriff’s responded to a 911 call around 4:15pm to a family residence, when authorities were called to the home and found a 3-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Deputies say family and friends had gathered at the boy’s home for the party. Family told deputies they were playing cards when a gunshot rang out.
During the investigation, it was determined that the child had found the gun after it fell out of a family member’s pocket.
The child was rushed to a nearby fire station where he died from his injuries.
Whether or not an investigation would continue into the death was not stated by MCSO, but the office says its “thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this tragic accident.”