According to a tweet from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, deputies responded to the 6700 block of Atasca Creek Drive in Atascocita about a call of an accidental shooting.
@Pct4Constable responded to in-progress call at home located at 6700 blk of Atasca Creek Drive. Preliminary info: two males, late teens, playing w a handgun, gun discharged striking one male. Male transported via EMS & pronounced deceased. @HCSOTexas Homicide/CSU enroute #hounews pic.twitter.com/v1aaWXMU3l— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 30, 2018
Sheriff Gonzalez said two teens were playing with the handgun when it accidentally discharged and struck one of them.
The 17-year-old male was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Our office is on a shooting scene in the 6700 blk of Atasca Creek Dr. A 17 year old male was transported to a local hospital with a gun shot wound and pronounced dead. Homicide detectives are on scene and the case is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/CYEmJ6n6Zs— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) September 30, 2018