2 killed in Houston when handgun accidentally discharges

2 killed in Houston when handgun accidentally discharges

HOUSTON (AP) - Police in Houston say two people have died after a handgun they were playing with accidentally discharged and they were both shot.

The shooting occurred early Wednesday morning at an apartment complex as others looked on.

KPRC-TV in Houston reports the gun fired twice, resulting in both victims being struck. One of them was a 17-year-old high school student while details on the second victim were not immediately available.

One was shot in the torso and the other in the neck.

Both were taken to a hospital where they died.

Police don't believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the shooting and investigators are interviewing witnesses.

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