Texas boy, 7, finds key, unlocks gun cabinet, shoots self

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ALVIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a 7-year-old boy should recover after shooting himself in the head with a revolver he found in his Texas grandfather’s gun cabinet.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that no charges would be filed in the accidental shooting in Alvin, about 20 miles south of Houston.

A sheriff’s statement says the boy went to “great efforts” Wednesday to locate the key to get into the locked gun cabinet. The sheriff’s department did not immediately say where the child found the key.

The boy, whose name wasn’t released, located a .38-caliber revolver and fired one round. Investigators say the bullet penetrated the boy’s forehead, just below the hairline, traveled under the skin and exited. The bullet did not penetrate the child’s skull.

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