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SAPD: 10-year-old boy in critical condition after accidental shooting on southwest side

Police said that the shooting happened inside an apartment, and a 15-year-old boy is a person of interest. The 10-year-old boy was hit in the abdomen.

SAN ANTONIO — A 10-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was injured in what the San Antonio Police Department is calling an accidental shooting. Officers are looking for a teenager who they believe was involved.

The shooting happened at an apartment complex along South Hamilton Avenue on the southwest side. Police said that the shooting happened inside a residence around 9:50 p.m. Monday, and a 15-year-old boy is a person of interest.

The young child suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police believe the two somehow got a hold of the gun and were possibly playing with it.  

This story will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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