4-year-old Texas boy shot, killed as children played with gun during Memorial Day barbecue

Boy, 4, killed while playing with gun during Memorial Day barbecue

SAN ANTONIO — A 4-year-old Texas boy has died after an accidental shooting at a Memorial Day barbecue in San Antonio, authorities said.

According to KABB and KSAT, the incident occurred Monday as the child and a 10-year-old boy were playing inside an Avant Avenue home. The children discovered a gun in a bedroom and began playing with the weapon, which discharged, striking the 4-year-old in the stomach, San Antonio police said. The boy later died at a nearby hospital.

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Authorities have not said who was holding the gun or what caused it to fire, KABB reported. The boys were alone in the bedroom at the time of the shooting, but several adults were inside and outside the home, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, KSAT reported.

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