Detectives: Teen, 16, shot, killed in car after gun accidentally goes off

Investigators say several teens were inside a car in west Harris County when one of them accidentally fired the weapon and killed a 15-year-old sitting in the passenger seat Tuesday evening.
May 15, 2013 4:49:35 PM PDT
A 16-year-old is dead after a gun accidentally went off inside a car in west Harris County Tuesday evening, say investigators.

It happened Tuesday at around 6:30pm. As many as five teens were in a silver sedan at the time the gun was discharged.

Authorities say after the shot was fired, the group drove the injured teen, who's been identified as 16-year-old Gregory Reese, to Texas Children's Hospital in Katy, but it was too late.

Detectives say so far, it appears that the gun accidentally fired as it was in the hands of one of the teens sitting in the back seat. Reese was in the front seat.

When investigators arrived at the hospital, they separated the teens and called their parents to come get them.

At this point, it's not clear if any charges will be filed.
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