10-year-old shot by his 12-year-old friend, 17-year-old shot at separate scene: HCSO

Harris County deputies are investigating after a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old friend.

According to deputies, they received a call around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday after the child was brought to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. The 10-year-old boy was shot with a long rifle.

The child is currently in surgery and is expected to survive.

Deputies are also at another scene at 14333 Philippine Street, where a possible altercation between teens left a 17-year-old shot.

"Is this the new normal?" Sheriff Ed Gonzalez asked in a tweet.

FOX 26 will have more details as they become available.