PORTER, Texas - A 3-year-old is dead after a shooting during the child’s birthday party on Saturday.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred on the 23000 block of Owens Road in Porter around 4:15 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found the 3-year-old with a gunshot wound to the chest.
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Authorities said that family and friend had gathered earlier to celebrate the birthday of the 3-year-old and while playing cards, they heard a gunshot.
An investigation revealed the 3-year-old found a pistol after it fell out of a family member’s pocket, authorities said.
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The child was taken to the nearest fire station where he later died.