A boy was accidentally shot by another boy Tuesday afternoon at a home in Port Arthur according to a police spokesperson.

From the Port Arthur Police Department...

Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to 3200 42nd Street, a private residence, earlier this afternoon.

Preliminary investigation revealed two male juveniles were in the residence, and one was in possession of a handgun.

At this time, it appears the juvenile with the handgun was playing around and the handgun accidentally discharged, striking the other juvenile in the shoulder area.

Emergency Medical Service attendants transported the injured juvenile to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are actively investigating this call for service.