HOUSTON – A 15-year-old boy was killed after he was shot Saturday night at a motel in northeast Harris County, deputies said.
The shooting was reported at 7:24 p.m. in the 13000 block of Duncum Street.
In a Tweet, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the teen and a group of friends “may” have been playing with a loaded gun when it discharged.
A deputy on-scene said there were about five people in the group and described the location as an extended stay motel.
Deputies after they learned the teen was taken by a private vehicle to an urgent care clinic at 1623 W. Baker in Baytown, Gonzalez said in a tweet. The teen was pronounced dead at the clinic.
It is unknown if the gun was registered. No arrests have been made.
The scene is under investigation.