The incident occurred in the 5500 block of Gaston, near East Mount Houston and the Eastex Freeway.
The 16-year-old was taken to hospital in a private vehicle and was in critical condition at the last check-up, MPs said.
It is unclear who owns the gun and the investigation is ongoing.
@HCSOTexas Units were sent to a hospital. Upon arrival, they learned of a 16-year-old man who was taken to hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the neck. The teenager, who is in critical condition, is now being taken in by Lifeflight. Advance info: two males, 1/2 pic.twitter.com/mYYqem3iYP
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 5, 2022
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https://abc13.com/16-year-old-shot-in-neck-teen-on-gaston-teenager-the-harris-county-sheriffs-office/12021021/ The 16-year-old boy, who was shot in the neck after possibly playing with a gun, has been released, says Sheriff Ed Gonzalez