Boy (2) died in Texas after playing with uncle’s gun

A toddler has died after injuring himself with a firearm in Texas. He found the weapon in his 21-year-old uncle’s backpack.

That happened last Wednesday, the local channel KWTX reports . The boy shot himself in the head with the gun. He was taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The uncle fled after the gun went off. When he returned later, he was arrested.

Accidents with firearms

The police believe it was a fatal accident. The uncle has been arrested for ‘tampering with evidence’, because he took the weapon with him on the run.

Firearms accidents are more common in the United States. Everytown For Gun Safety, which fights for stricter gun laws, said 111 people have died this year in “accidental shootings” by American children.

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