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Toddler reportedly shot himself in the hand at park in north Houston, police say

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HOUSTON – A 1-year-old toddler reportedly shot himself in the hand while at a park in north Houston Thursday afternoon, investigators say.

According to Houston police, the child was at Stuebner Airline Park in the 9200 block of Veterans Memorial Drive with a group of adults.

At some time, an adult reportedly put the firearm down, within the toddler’s reach.

That’s when the child picked it up and shot himself.

The Houston Police Department says the caller who reported the shooting stated that the incident happened around 3:50 p.m.

HPD officials say the child’s father went with him to the hospital but the other adult men at the scene scattered after hearing the shot.

It is unclear exactly who the gun belonged to or if anyone is expected to be charged.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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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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