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Teen dies in shooting at vacant house in northeast Harris County, deputies say

Investigators said four juvenile teens were playing with a handgun when the weapon went off and struck the 16-year-old victim.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at a vacant house that left one teen dead Wednesday on the city's northeast side, according to deputies.

Deputies responded to a call at about 1:15 p.m. in the 12600 block of Flagstaff Lane.

Investigators said four juvenile teens were playing with a handgun when the weapon went off and struck the 16-year-old victim in the chest. They said a 17-year-old male shot the teen. He reportedly told investigators the shooting was accidental.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed at this time.