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Five year-old Texas boy shot and killed

GROESBECK, Texas (AP) - A 5-year-old boy died after being shot while playing with an older child at a home in Limestone County.

Sheriff Dennis Wilson identified the victim as James Ryan Bates.

Wilson said the shooting Thursday, allegedly by an 8-year-old boy, is being reviewed as an accident.

The victim was dead at the scene at a home near Groesbeck.

The sheriff said that the boys are not related.

Two adults were home at the time of the shooting, but neither are related to the children.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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