A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he and his friend were handling a gun they found in a creek.
Fort Worth police responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Hulen Park Circle around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency crews found the 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound in the upper chest.
The 16-year-old and his 17-year-old friend told police they found the gun in a creek earlier that morning. They were in the garage and both handling the gun when it accidentally went off and struck the 16-year-old.
The bullet went through the boy’s chest and was lodged into a wall.
A next door neighbor, who didn't want her face shown. said detectives searched her garage at first for the slug but didn't find it there. She says it was a scary situation ,but the boy who was shot was alert and talking.
"They pulled him out he was sitting up on the stretcher and they was putting him in the ambulance," the neighbor said. "They was asking him questions."
The 16-year-old was rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital in critical condition.
Police believe the incident was accidental and have not filed any charges at this time.