13-year-old dies after shot in head

Published On: Jan 03 2013 05:08:33 PM CST
ALVIN, Texas -

A 13-year-old was shot to death in what may be an accident, investigators said.

Alvin police said the teen suffered a gunshot wound to his head inside a home in the 4700 block of Heathrow about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.

The teen was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released.

Investigators said the teen lived with his grandparents, who had custody of him. Another juvenile was present at the time of the shooting and told officers that the teen had been playing with the gun, police said.

Detectives said they believe the teen was holding the gun when it discharged.

The case is suspected to be a tragic accident, but police are still investigating. The Brazoria County District Attorney's Office will determine if any charges will be filed.