Teen critically injured in accidental shooting taken to local hospital

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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) Police were investigating Friday after a teenager who was struck in the face in Bellmead in what evidently was an accidental shooting was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officers found the 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released, after responding to a report of the shooting at around 11 p.m. in a mobile home park on East Harris Avenue, Bellmead police Lt. Brenda Kinsey said.

They determined that the victim and another teen were playing with a gun when the weapon discharged.

The injured teenager was taken first to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco and then was transferred to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple in critical but stable condition, Kinsey said.

No charges have been filed.

Additional information was not available.