HALTOM CITY, Texas — Police in Haltom City just northeast of Fort Worth say a 9-year-old boy has fatally shot himself with a gun he found in a home.

Authorities say officers were flagged down Saturday by a woman crying hysterically and found the boy in a master bedroom of the home. A semi-automatic handgun was nearby and a drawer to a nightstand was open.

Fire department and emergency medical personnel also responded but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell TV station KTVT they believe the boy found the gun and was playing with it when it went off.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Information from: KTVT-TV, http://dfw.cbslocal.com

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