HOUSTON A 4-year-old boy was still clinging to life Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself with his father s gun the night before, according to Houston police.

Jose Luis Nunez was at home with his parents and baby sister in the 3200 block of Laura Koppe when he picked up a gun his father accidentally left on a nightstand around 1 a.m.

The parents were in another room when they heard the gun go off and rushed in to find little Jose with a bullet wound in the head. His 2-year-old sister was near him at the time of the shooting, but was unharmed.

Jose was rushed to Children s Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Doctors were able to remove the bullet, but said he was still unresponsive.

It was not known if any charges would be filed.

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