11-year-old boy finds gun, accidentally shoots himself in the head

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A child who accidentally shot himself in the head Friday morning thought the gun was unloaded while playing with friends.

That is according to San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus, who said the boy was breathing and talking before he was taken to the hospital.

The shooting happened at a West Side apartment complex at around 9 a.m.

McManus says the boy got the gun out of a drawer that his father thought was secured.

The boy was listed in critical condition.

This is a developing story and it will be updated when possible.