Texas teenager accidentally shoots herself with an AK-47 rifle, remains in critical condition

12 days ago

A Texas teenager girl has accidentally shot herself in the leg with an AK-47 assault rifle on Tuesday afternoon.

The 17-year-old girl was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is reportedly in critical condition. Preliminary reports state that two teen girls and a boy were handling an AK-47 that the boy brought from his home, when the 17-year-old accidentally discharged the weapon and shot herself in the leg.

The case will be turn over to the local district attorney's office for possible charges. The shooting took place near Whispering Pines Elementary School. Constable Deputies have recovered and secured the weapon and declared that the area is safe, with a heavy police presence in the 4000 block of Wintergreen Drive/Woodland Hills.