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Boy shot in head while playing with gun with a friend, Galveston County Sheriff says

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A 10-year-old boy was flown to the hospital after being shot in the head when a gun he and a friend were playing with discharged, Galveston County’s sheriff said.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in the 17700 block of Elizabeth Street, in far west Galveston County between Santa Fe and Alvin.

Santa Fe Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the shooting, but Sheriff Henry Trochesset said it appears to be accidental and it’s not yet clear if any adults were aware the children had the pistol.

State Highway 6 was closed temporarily in the area so the Memorial Hermann Life Flight helicopter could land to airlift the boy to the hospital.

The child’s condition is not currently known.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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