4-year-old boy dies from accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

TEXAS CITY, Texas – A four-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday afternoon, according to Texas City police. 

The shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of  Lynn Circle and 29th Street in Texas City.

Police said the child found a small caliber handgun that was kept in a bedroom of his grandmother's home and shot himself. Police said the grandmother was caring for the child at the time of the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation.