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HOUSTON Houston police are investigating after a 13-year-old boy was shot in the head at an apartment complex in northwest Houston Sunday night.

Police said the teen was visiting friends at a complex in the 7200 block of T.C. Jester near Little York when two other teens began to fight.

Someone handed one of the teens a pistol and bullets began to fly. The 13-year-old, an innocent bystander, was shot. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

Everybody is devastated, we re trying to see if he is going to make it or not, said Erica McFarland, a witness.

Witnesses said the victim who was hit didn t live in the complex, but would come over often to play basketball with friends.

He s a nice kid, he s a good kid...he don t hurt nobody or nothing like that, said Jeremiah Ned, who lives in the apartment complex.

Ned said he had borrowed the victim s bicycle, just moments before the incident, to make a run to a nearby store.

I heard shots I was like hurrying up to make it back to the apartments, by the time I made it back, he was laying on the ground here, he was really shot, Ned said.

The shooter fled the scene and remains on the loose.

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