ETX teenager dies after accidental shooting to head
POSTED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:19am
Rains County, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas teenager is dead after being accidently shot in the head Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, they were called to the shooting around 12:30 p.m. The incident took place at a home on County Road 2130.
Officials tell KETK the shooting happened in a bedroom at the home while the father was in the kitchen. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head after a 15-year-old boy pulled the trigger of a 12-gauge shotgun, not realizing it was loaded.
Both teens are students at Rains Junior High School.
The name of the 13-year-old boy has not been released and will not be until next of kin is notified.
Although the incident appears to have been an accident, authorities are investigating it thoroughly.