13-year-old boy fatally shot in chest in accidental shooting on NE Side, police say

Officers were called around 4 a.m. to 5100 block of Village Crest

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest during an accidental shooting on the city’s Northeast Side early Wednesday morning.
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest during an accidental shooting on the city’s Northeast Side early Wednesday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an accidental shooting on the city’s Northeast Side early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. at a home in the 5100 block of Village Crest, not far from Rittiman Road and Loop 410.

According to police, several teens were secretly handling the gun and that’s when it accidentally went off. The teen was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he later died.

Police said two teenage girls were home with a grandparent who was asleep and did not know that the 13-year-old boy had snuck into the house. They are being questioned.

Investigators say it appears the 13-year-old was reaching for the gun and may have grabbed it wrong, causing it to discharge and hit himself in the chest.

Authorities said no one is in custody. Police said they believe the gun did not come from the house and that it may have been stolen.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT12 both online and on-air for more information.


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