4-year-old Finds Gun, Shoots and Kills Himself
A 4-year-old boy shot and killed himself with a gun he found in his home Sunday morning, in Harris County, Texas, KHOU 11 reports.
Family members identified the child as Codrick McCall Jr.
The boy wasn’t breathing when paramedics arrived on the scene and they were unable to revive him. The small street was packed with police cars and emergency response vehicles. The parents of the boy were kept outside of the home for hours. Neither parent was home at the time of the shooting but at least three others were inside of the home.
Two of them were seen being escorted outside with brown paper bags over their hands until they could be tested for gunshot residue.
Officers would not comment on where the gun came from or if anyone was with the boy when he was shot. A long-time friend of the child's mother lives in the home where the boy was left overnight while the mother was said to be out celebrating her birthday.
Around noon, a woman overcome with grief had to be rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the ground multiple times.
"It is horrible,” said Nour Chalhoub, who lives across the street from the home. “I can't imagine the pain, whoever's fault it is. The kind of guilt they are going to live with.”
No one has been charged with negligence or any other crime yet, but a case is being prepared for a grand jury, according to Harris County Homicide Detectives.