Liberty County teen shoots twin brother while trying to shoot snake

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LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after he was shot in the head on accident by his twin brother, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the call around 3:45 p.m. Investigators said when officers arrived, the brother quickly admitted to the shooting.

The teen said he saw a snake in the drainage ditch and went into the house to get two .22 caliber rifles, deputies said. The brother aimed his gun at the snake and fired, not realizing that his twin had suddenly knelt down.

Investigators said the twin was shot approximately half an inch above the right ear.

The victim was flown to Memorial Hermann hospital.

The CW39 Houston has reached out for an update on the teen’s current medical condition.