Authorities investigating reported accidental shooting that took life of 4-year-old

Published 9:53 am Thursday, June 9, 2022

BEAUMONT — On Wednesday at 9:35 p.m., Beaumont Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of East Lucas involving a 4-year-old boy.

During the preliminary investigation, family members told officers the child found a gun in the house and shot himself.

There were several adults and children in the house during the shooting.

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J.P. Collins ordered an autopsy, and BPD Detectives will work with CPS on the investigation.