It happened in the 3800 block of Wipprecht Street in northeast Houston Friday afternoon.
Lt. Isaac Jefferson with the Houston Police Department said a man and his 13-year-old godson were moving boxes from one car to another.
Jefferson said the man lost his balance and dropped a bag containing a revolver.
"The revolver fell out and the gun went off and hit the young man in the hip," said Jefferson.
The teen was rushed to the hospital, though his condition is unknown. In a tweet posted by HPD, investigators believe this was all an accident.
Northeast officers are at 3800 Wipprecht. 13 year old male shot in the hip in what appears to be an accidental shooting. 202 pic.twitter.com/KlAodRAKRS— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 16, 2021
This is a developing story. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.