8-Year-Old Boy Shoots Friend in the Head

Adults at home at the time of shooting

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    Police are trying to figure out how an 8-year-old boy got his hands on a rifle and shot his 5-year-old friend inside a home in 2700 block of Stockton Street in Denton. (Published Saturday, May 11, 2013)

    Denton police said an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot his 5-year-old friend in the head with a .22-caliber rifle on Saturday morning.

    It happened while the two boys were in a bedroom alone at a home in 2700 block of Stockton Street in Denton. 

    Officers said two adults and one teenager were also inside the house when the shooting happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    The 5-year-old boy was transported to Denton Regional Medical Center, then flown by Careflight to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

    As of Monday morning, the 5-year-old remained in the hospital.

    UPDATE: Denton police say they have no filed charges but there is still an open investigation. Police could refer the case to a grand jury when the investigation is complete.

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