Police: Central Texas boy, 5, shot himself accidentally
A 5-year-old Killeen boy who died Tuesday morning of a gunshot wound to the head shot himself accidentally with a loaded firearm he found in the home where the incident occurred, police said Wednesday.
Police did not say Wednesday to whom the gun belonged or where in the home the unnamed boy found it.
Officers responded at around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 4500 block of Alan Kent Drive, just southeast of Iduma Park and Iduma Elementary School.
They and first responders “attempted lifesaving measures on the child,” but were unsuccessful, police Commander Ronnie Supak said.
The boy was pronounced dead just after noon, he said.
An autopsy was ordered.
Officers remained at the scene early Tuesday afternoon.