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    Texas Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Shot By Little Brother: Police
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    An oilfield worker has suffered burns in a storage tank explosion at a Central Texas site.

    Authorities say a 6-year-old Houston-area boy has been accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother while at home with their mother.

    The Harris County Sheriff's office says the shooting happened Monday at the family's residence.

    Deputy Thomas Gilliland says the victim was conscious when transported to a hospital. Further details on his condition weren't immediately available.

    Investigators are trying to determine how the two brothers acquired a gun. Two younger siblings were also home but not hurt.

    It's the third time within days that children at Houston-area homes were involved in gunfire.

    Sheriff's officials say a 4-year-old boy died Sunday after locating a weapon and accidentally shooting himself.

    A 3-year-old boy died Friday when he accidentally shot himself in the head while at home with his mother.

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