SAN ANTONIO — The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the 15-year-old shot and killed on the northwest side last week as Danny Hernandez, 15.
The San Antonio Police Department responded to a shooting on the city's northwest side Friday, January 17.
The incident was reported around 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 5900 block of Eckhert Road near the Medical Center.
Police said two male teens were in an apartment bedroom when the gun went off. A parent of the teen who had been shot heard the sound and rushed to the room.
"They reported that they heard a pop and, then, they heard the door shut," Jennifer Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez is with SAPD's Media Services Office. She said the victim's parents didn't hear an argument. They also told police the boys were friends.
Even so, the uninjured teen ran away from the scene.
Hernandez, 15, who was shot was taken to a hospital in serious condition and later died.
Soon after the incident took place, his 17-year-old friend returned to the apartment and turned himself in. Police said the teenager was in tears.
Police are not sure how the gun got into the apartment because the parents said it's not their weapon.
"Unclear who it belonged to," Rodriguez said. "They'd never seen it before."
SAPD did not call the shooting accidental or criminal. Police said if the 17-year-old suspect faces criminal responsibility for the shooting he will face those charges under state law as an adult.
This is a developing story. We have a KENS 5 at the scene. Check back for details.