Hit in the chest by a bullet, the minor did not resist the injury.
He was celebrating his third birthday with family and friends, when the adults at the party heard a gunshot while playing cards.
According to investigators, the gun fell from the pocket of one of the child’s parents.
Accidents of this type have increased since the closure of schools due to the pandemic, warned the organization Moms Demand Action, which fights the proliferation of weapons in the United States, where a third of adults own at least one firearm.
“It is more important than ever to have a safe storage location,” said Christine Parker, the organization’s representative in Texas.