Sheriff's office: Teens played with gun, one shot

TRAVIS COUNTY - The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday evening’s shooting involving a 15-year-old boy appears to be accidental.

It happened on Hatton Hill Lane by State Highway 130 in East Travis County just before 6 p.m.

The sheriff's office said the teen was shot in the abdomen and was rushed to University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition. Deputies said it happened while he and another teen were handling a gun when it accidentally discharged.

Neighbor Rosario Ariaga told KVUE a group of teens are regularly seen hanging out and being rowdy on the street.

“My kids, they're so little, so I don't let them play outside,” said Ariaga.

The sheriff's office said the victim is still in the hospital and in good condition.

No charges have been filed but authorities said other charges may be brought on later.

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