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Young boy hospitalized in ‘very critical condition’ after accidentally shooting himself in head, police say

No one else was injured in the incident, and police are questioning family members

The shooting happened Friday evening at an apartment in the 1100 block of Callaghan Road.
The shooting happened Friday evening at an apartment in the 1100 block of Callaghan Road. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A young boy is hospitalized in “very critical condition” after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a loaded gun, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened Friday evening at an apartment in the 1100 block of Callaghan Road.

Officers were initially called for shots fired in the area. After arriving at the scene, police discovered the young boy, who is 12-years-old, had gotten ahold of the loaded gun and accidentally shot himself.

The boy’s older brother, who owned the pistol, told police he was cleaning the gun before he laid it down. Just seconds later, his younger brother picked it up, and that’s when it accidentally fired, according to officials.

The young boy’s sister was also at home at the time of the incident. Their parents were at work when it happened, police said.

The boy was taken to University Hospital for further treatment, according to police.

No one else was injured in the incident, and police are questioning family members. No charges have been filed against anyone.

This is a developing story, and we’ll bring more details as they become available.

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