Boy, 10, hospitalized after ‘accidental’ shooting on city’s West Side, San Antonio police say

Investigators still looking for another child who ran off with gun

SAN ANTONIO – A 10-year-old boy was shot in the torso on the city’s West Side and is now in critical condition at an area hospital, San Antonio police said.

Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 1700 block of South Hamilton Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

The boy was suffering from a gunshot wound in his upper body.

Officers said it appears someone may have been playing with a gun.

They were trying to find another child who they say ran off with the weapon.

Police said they were undecided about whether that child may face charges.

However, they did stress that they were handling the shooting as an accident at this time.

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