A 12 year old boy who was shot in the face at his east side apartment this morning has now died, and police say a 14 year old boy is being considered a 'suspect,' Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
It happened shortly after 2AM in the 4600 block of East Houston at the East Houston Townhomes.
Police say the victim, identified as Julian Karnazuta-Gomez, and three other youngsters, including the
suspect, were in an upstairs bedroom when the 14 year old pulled out a handgun.
Detectives say the boys were playing with the gun when the 14 year old fired, hitting Julian in the head.
He was rushed to the hospital with no vital signs and was pronunced dead.
The suspect, with his legal guardian, and another teenaged witness who was in the room at the time are being questioned. So far, no charges have been filed.