Unidentifed Male, 16, Playing with a Gun, Bayou Body Count No. 103

A parent's nightmare: Teens playing with guns, thinking they are unloaded.

An unidentified male, 16, died in a shooting about 4 p.m. Saturday while he and a friend, another minor, were playing with a shotgun they believed was not loaded, Houston police say.

It was, and the victim was shot and taken from the westside apartment in the 12600 block of Mews Circle to a hospital where he died, police say.

An investigation is continuing.

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