HPD: 2-year-old dies after accidentally shooting self with 9mm

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Police Department is investigating  the accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old in northwest Houston Sunday.

Shortly before 1 p.m., HPD responded to a shooting call in the 8400 block of Knox Street in the Acres Homes area.

Police said the toddler gained access to an unsecured gun and accidentally shot himself in the head.

The child was taken to Texas Children's Hospital and was pronounced dead later that evening, according to police.

It is unknown if charges will be filed, police said.

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