A 3-year old boy from Nacogdoches was fatally shot Monday at a home in Eureka, about 15 miles southeast of Corsicana.

He was visiting family at the time. The family had just finished eating breakfast when the boy went outside to play with his older cousin, and then they heard a gunshot.

WFAA TV out of Dallas is reporting the shooting appears to be accidental, according to Sheriff's deputies, and that 3-year old Braison Howard was killed instantly when a 20-gauge shotgun was fired.

Deputies think the boy's 8-year old cousin fired the shot and that it was a tragic accident, but they're interviewing witnesses now and trying to piece together exactly what happened.

The boy has two older siblings.