Child shoots himself at Forney paintball facility

Kaufman county sheriff's deputies are investigating how a five-year-old boy was able to get his hands on a gun and shoot himself.

Investigators said two boys were watching TV at a paintball facility in Forney, east of Dallas Saturday night.

The five-year-old found a 9 millimeter glock and a six-year-old told him to put it down, said Fred Klingelberger with the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office.

When the older child looked away, he heard a shot and found the other boy lying on the floor.

He ran to the metal shop to get the adults.

The boy regained consciousness and was flown to Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Klingelberger said.

No word on his condition.

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