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3-year-old fatally shot in Fort Worth home

Police say a 3-year-old child shot himself in the head Wednesday night inside a Fort Worth home.
Police say a 3-year-old child shot himself in the head Wednesday night inside a Fort Worth home. Getty Images

Police are investigating a shooting that left a 3-year-old dead Wednesday night.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim Thursday as Jonnie Colon.

Fort Worth police responded to a shooting call at about 9:45 p.m. at a house in the 3900 block of Lawnwood Street, in the Riverside neighborhood near the intersection of Beach and East First streets.

Family members told police that the boy grabbed a shotgun in a back bedroom and shot himself in the head.

According to the medical examiner’s records, the victim did not live at the home.

Police told Star-Telegram media partner WFAA that adults and children were inside the house at the time of the shooting.

Homicide detectives were investigating early Thursday.

No arrests have been made.

Matthew Martinez: 817-390-7667, @MCTinez817

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