FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head at a North Texas home by a man who told officers he didn't realize the gun he was holding was loaded.
Fort Worth police say a group of people had gathered late Thursday evening at a home when the 24-year-old man pulled out the firearm. He shot it once, striking the boy above the eye. The teen was transported to a hospital.
Police said he was pronounced dead Friday afternoon.
The man who fired the gun ran from the home but later called police. He was questioned and later released. The investigation is ongoing.
Police say the man and teen were acquaintances and neither lived at the home. Their names haven't been released.