POSTED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:38am
UPDATED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:07pm
Adults at home at the time of shooting
Denton, TX (NBC) — 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.