HOUSTON – A 4-year-old boy is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot.
Police called this an accident shooting. It happened on Sunday morning, March 3 in the Imperial Green Neighborhood off Airtex and I-45 North.
The little boy, Codrick McCall Jr., was staying there for the night and on Sunday morning, around 12:00 a.m. somehow got his hands on a loaded handgun and shot himself. Police are investigating how the boy got the gun. The father and mother of the boy were not at the house at the time of the fatal incident. The boy was staying with relatives that night while his mother was celebrating her birthday.
This is the third shooting case involving kids between 3-years-old and 6-years in less than a week in Houston.
On Friday, February 27, a 3-year-old died after he accidentally shot himself in the head inside his family’s house located in the 7400 block of Betanna Drive.
Then, on Monday, March 2, 2015, a 5-year-old boy shot his 6-year-old brother.
The shooting happened at around 10:30 a.m. in the 16800 block of Faring Road, near Sheldon Rd. The 6-year-old boy was shot once in the abdomen with a 9 mm pistol, deputies said.
Family members said they do not know how the boy got the gun since they have a safe. The child was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for surgery. The boy was in critical condition.
At the time of the shooting, the mother was at home with her four kids when she heard the shot and called 911. Deputies for precaution secured additional weapons at the house.
These cases are also under investigation and nobody has been charge. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind to secure weapons and keep them out of the reach of children. They are also offering free gun locks for gun owners.