Deputies: 10-year-old shoots teen sister, kills self

Deputies: 10-year-old shoots teen sister, kills self

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Life Flight responded to a call that two kids were shot Thursday night in Huntsville, officials said

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by KHOU.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

WALKER COUNTY, Texas – A 10-year-old boy shot his teenage sister and then turned the gun on himself late Thursday, deputies in Walker County said.

Life Flight was called to a ranch house about 9:30 p.m. in the 200-block of Duke Lane near Huntsville.

According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the boy shot his 15-year-old sister on the second floor of their home. The siblings’ mother was downstairs, and someone in the home called 911 after the shooting.

Deputies said it appeared the boy shot himself in the head.

Both were sent to the hospital in critical condition, but the boy later died. As of Friday morning, the girl is in stable condition.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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