ATASCOCITA, Texas – Two teens are facing charges after deputy constables said a girl was playing with a stolen AK-47 and accidentally shot herself in the foot.
Two 17-year-old girls and a 16-year-old boy were playing with the weapon Tuesday night in the 4000 block of Wintergreen Drive near Whispering Pines Elementary School, authorities said.
The gun went off when one of the girls attempted to put the rifle in her pants, according to authorities. She was shot in the right foot.
She was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Deputy constables said the girl initially told authorities that she was shot during a drive-by.
The rifle was found in a storm drain after deputy constables said the boy tried to hide the gun.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said the AK-47 was stolen from a residence in the 3900 block of Atascocita Road earlier Tuesday.
"Constables are seeking charges for unlawful carrying of a weapon and burglary of a habitation on the 17-year-old female who will remain unidentified at this time. The juvenile male was arrested and booked into the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with tampering with evidence and burglary of a habitation," Herman said.
Humble Independent School District officials said the girl is a student at Humble High School.
The other teen girl's connection to the incidents is still under investigation.