Teen shot after robbers attempt to steal new iPhone in northwest Harris County, deputies say

HOUSTON – A 16-year-old boy was shot during a robbery Friday afternoon in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

The shooting was reported at 1:02 p.m. in the 12800 block of Mosielle Street.

Deputies said the teen was walking down the street when two robbers tried to steal his new Apple iPhone 11. Deputies said when the teen resisted, he was shot in the neck. The suspects dropped the cellphone and fled the scene.

Surveillance video shows the teen being shot and running to a friend’s home for help. The teen was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A search is underway for two suspects connected to the shooting.

Homicide detectives are investigating the scene.

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