Update: 20-year-old boyfriend shot 16-year-old while ‘handling handgun’ in Saturday’s Northeast shooting

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 16-year-old girl who was critically injured in an early Saturday morning shooting was shot by her 20-year-old boyfriend, according to the El Paso Police Department.

An investigation by EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit found that early Saturday morning, the teen’s mother reported the incident as a suicide. However, investigators found that the victim’s 20-year-old boyfriend was handling a handgun when the firearm discharged, striking the teen.

She was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized.

According to EPPD, the 20-year-old man and the victim are dating with the consent of the victim’s mother. The investigation is ongoing.

Earlier:

A girl was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries on Saturday morning after a shooting in Northeast El Paso.

According to the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit, the shooting happened at a residence at the 5200 block of Kodiak Avenue in the Northeast.

Police did not indicate the girl’s age, the time of the shooting nor what led to it. CAP detectives are investigating the incident.

This article will be updated as more information comes into the newsroom.

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