Boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting himself in the chest at his birthday ...

Texas boy, 3, accidentally shoots himself dead at his birthday party after finding a relative's gun that 'had fallen out of a pocket' Boy, 3, died on Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with a pistol The family was at a home in Porter, Texas, celebrating the child's birthday Authorities said a family member's firearm fell out of their pocket and the child later found it   The Gun Safety Support Fund said there have been at least 229 unintentional shootings by children this year, leaving 87 dead and 139 injured

By Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:42 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 18:21 GMT, 25 October 2020

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A three-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself with a pistol at his birthday party, authorities said.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office revealed the tragic incident happened on Saturday during the unidentified child's birthday celebration. 

Around 4.15pm, authorities were dispatched to a home in Porter, Texas, for a welfare check and found the boy with a gunshot wound in his chest.

'Family and friends

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