16-year-old shot in neck after shotgun he may have been playing with discharged, sheriff says

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old was with another teenager when he accidentally discharged a shotgun they were playing with and shot himself in the neck, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The incident occurred in the 5500 block of Gaston, near East Mount Houston and the Eastex Freeway.

The 16-year-old was rushed to a hospital by a private vehicle and at last check was in critical condition, deputies said.

It is unclear who the weapon belongs to, but an investigation is ongoing.