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4-year-old boy, who accidentally shot himself, dies at hospital

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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A 4-year-old Texas boy who got a hold of a loaded gun and shot himself has died.

Family members described Bryson Hernandez as a sweet little boy, who was loved by everyone he met. The family is heartbroken, mourning a child who didn't have to die and asking others to lock away their guns.

They’re calling him Iron Man: A boy who loved the super hero and his family, especially his two little sisters.

“He was strong and fearless as he was fighting for his life, and now he will be a hero, too: as an organ donor, his life will save the lives of several other children,” his family said in a statement.

Bryson was staying with his grandparents in Cypress when investigators say he got hold of a gun sometime after midnight Tuesday and accidentally shot himself in the head.

"It's very unfortunate. I feel very saddened and bad for his family," said Broderick Johnson, a neighbor.

Deputies aren't saying where the gun was being stored in the home. They questioned the grandparents for hours at the scene, until his grandmother collapsed with emotion. A grand jury will decide if any charges should be filed.

Meanwhile, Bryson's family is mourning the little boy who taught his younger sisters how to cross the street and hugged them when they cried.

In their statement, Bryson's family also urged other gun owners to make sure all weapons are safely locked away and to talk to your kids about gun safety.

by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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