5-year-old who accidentally shot self at NW Harris County home dies from injuries

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HARRIS COUNTY --The 5-year-old who was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday night after shooting himself in the face has died from his injuries, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

The shooting happened in the 9700 block of Shady Tree Lane.

The boy was first rushed to Willowbrook Methodist Hospital, then transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was placed on life support.  The child never recovered.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies, along with members of the Crimes against Children division, are investigating.