13-year-old robbery suspect shot in the head by apartment tenant, police say

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HOUSTON – A teen accused of attempted robbery, is in critical condition after he was shot in the head by an apartment tenant, Houston police said. 

The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. in the 300 block of North Vista Drive in north Houston. 

When officials arrived on scene, they found a 13-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Police said a woman was home alone when she heard someone breaking into her residence and grabbed her gun. Police said she walked into her living room, where she found people in her home.

She fired at the intruders with a small-caliber handgun, striking the 13-year-old boy. 

Police said the teen was taken to Texas Children's Hospital.

Police are not releasing the number of people involved in the burglary until after the investigation, officials said.