Dallas boy accidentally shoots, kills self

Dallas police say an 11-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself on Wednesday night.

Police say it happened at the Town View Apartments on South Buckner Boulevard near Forney Road.

The boy reportedly got ahold of a gun that was kept inside the home he was in. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A neighbor was frightened by what she heard.

"I heard the sound and I'm like okay, they're probably shooting outside or something. So I'm holding my baby. I was scared to go to the door because I could hear them screaming," Sandra Mullins said.

Police said a child abuse unit will be investigating the shooting. Any adult who should have kept the gun out of the boy's reach could face charges.

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