Teen boy killed in shooting at northeast Harris County motel, deputies say

By Sophia Beausoleil - Reporter, Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

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.

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