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Teen Playing with Gun Shoots Self in Little Mexico

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Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3:46 PM

Updated: Jun 12, 2012 6:28 PM

ALAMO - Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in the neighborhood known as Little Mexico.

Investigators said 17-year-old Israel Torres shot himself in the head while playing with a gun. According to officials, the teen didn't know the gun was loaded when he put it to his head and pulled the trigger. Officials said the teen removed the magazine from the gun but failed to clear the round in the chamber.

Police say the teen and his father had been driving before the accident.

Officials are trying to determine if the parent will face any criminal charges.

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