Shooting death of 5-year-old in Parker County home being investigated

Authorities in Parker County are investigating the death of a 5-year-old who was reportedly shot while playing with a gun with another child relative Tuesday night.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m., at a home in the 100 block of Woodie Way.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Department responded to the shooting.

An adult told investigators there were three children in the home, and a 9mm handgun was in a dresser in a bedroom and the magazine had been "removed for safety."

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The adult said the 5-year-old and another child were playing in another bedroom, when the adult went to attend to the third child in the living room.

A short time later, the adult reported hearing a gunshot and saw that the 5-year-old had been shot.

The child was taken to a local hospital, and later pronounced dead.

At this point, there are no charges as the case is still under investigation.