A Gainesville teen’s condition remained unknown late Tuesday afternoon as police continued to investigate a Monday night shooting.
Officers responded to multiple calls of shots being fired in the 900 block of East Scott Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday and at least one of the calls indicated someone had been shot, according to a news release issued by the Gainesville Police Department.
When police arrived, a 15-year-old boy was discovered to have non-life threatening injuries, officials said.
The boy was transported to North Texas Medical Center for a gun shot wound to his hip, said Belva McClinton, spokeswoman for Gainesville police department.
The initial ivestigation indicates the incident was an “accidental self-inflicted shooting”, according to the news release issued Tuesday.
A handgun discovered at the location of the shooting was listed as stolen and had been taken from a vehicle burglary reported to police earlier that same day, police said.
McClinton said via email that the investigation regarding the firearm is ongoing.
Gainesville Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Brasher said he “really couldn’t say” whether or not the 15-year-old boy was a student within the district.
While many details are yet to be released due to the ongoing investigation, Police Chief Kevin Phillips confirmed “there was a group of people present at the time of the shooting.”
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Gainesville Police Department at 940- 668-7777, or through Facebook at Facebook.com/GTPolice. Anonymous tipsters can call the Crime Tips Hotline at 940-612-0000.