8-year-old boy shoots friend in head

8-year-old boy shoots friend in head

POSTED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:38pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 4:07pm

Adults at home at the time of shooting

Denton police said an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot his 5-year-old friend in the head with a .22-caliber rifle on Saturday morning.

It happened while the two boys were in a bedroom alone at a home in 2700 block of Stockton Street in Denton.

Officers said two adults and one teenager were also inside the house when the shooting happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The 5-year-old boy was transported to Denton Regional Medical Center, then flown by Careflight to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

As of Monday morning, the 5-year-old remains in the hospital.

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Looks like the parents left the gun accessible to the kid.

Should have known better.

Book'em Danno.

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