Texas boy, 4, shoots self at babysitter’s home

by Ben Hoffman

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A 4-year-old fatally shot himself Sunday morning with a gun he found at his babysitter’s house in north Harris County, officials said.

Relatives said the boy’s mother, Ashley Beal, had left him overnight with a babysitter so she could celebrate her birthday. Authorities aren’t sure how Codrick Beal found the gun in the home in the  1900 block of Imperial Stone Drive.
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EMS  returned after noon to pick up the Beal’s babysitter, who collapsed on the concrete road in front of her home, suffering convulsions as she sobbed in grief. Relatives on the scene said she was a long-time friend of Ashley Beal.

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