HOUSTON - The family of a 4-year-old boy who shot and killed himself Sunday is asking for help with funeral expenses.
Authorities said Codrick McCall found a gun underneath a bed in a home where he had been staying the last six months.
"We are just trying to understand everything right now," grandmother Sharron McCall said.
The trio of heartbreaking mishaps, two of them fatal, prompted a press conference by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
"For the sake of a young life to fulfill the opportunity, please practice every safety measure you can," he said.
According to a study published last year by Everytown.org, about 33 percent of American children live in homes with guns. Forty-three percent of those homes have at least one unlocked gun.
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