By Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police in South Texas say a man accidentally shot and killed his 16-year-old brother when the man removed a handgun from a holster and it discharged.

Corpus Christi police said in a statement that the brothers had gathered Sunday evening to watch a television show when the older brother, who’s 24, removed the gun from the holster.

Investigators say a single shot accidentally discharged and struck the teen in the chest.

The teen was transported to a hospital where he died. Authorities have not released the names of the brothers.

Senior Officer Marc Harrod told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the brothers’ mother was with them and witnessed the shooting.



No charges have been filed in the matter.

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