HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Two teenagers were taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday after they were both found shot in the head in an apparent attempted murder-suicide, according to investigators.
This happened at about 3 a.m. in the 6000 block Round Rose Court near Albany Park Lane, which is northwest Harris County.
The two teenagers were boys, ages 15 and 17.
Sgt. Gregory Pinkins with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said it appears the 17-year-old may have shot the 15-year-old before turning the gun on himself.
"They were in a room listening to music when members of the family heard pops. They go to investigate and discover both males with gunshot wounds," Pinkins said.
Both teens were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The 17-year-old is on life support and the 15-year-old underwent surgery. His current condition is unknown.
Pinkins said the boys are not related.
"They are just friends, The 17-year-old had been staying here for an extended period of time," Pinkins said.
Watch the full update from Sgt. Pinkins below:
Neighbors said they're heartbroken for the teens and the family.
"I am a grandparent. My husband and I. We are very active in our grandchildren's lives. You just picture something happening like that to them," said Ginny McFarlin. "I certainly hope the boys can recover and not seriously permanently injured."
The 15-year-old's two older sisters were in the home at the time of the shooting but neither were injured, said Pinkins. The parents of both of the boys are with them at the hospital.
Investigators do not know where the gun came from.
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