SPRING, Texas - Two teenage boys are in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head after an attempted murder-suicide, according to investigators.
When Pct. 4 deputies arrived at the scene, they found both boys, ages 15 and 17, unresponsive with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
Both teens were transported to area hospitals in critical condition. The 15-year-old is in surgery at Texas Children's Hospital and the 17-year-old is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands Medical Center.
Officials say the two teenagers are just friends and have no family relations.
Deputies also learned the 15-year-old victim's mother and two sisters were in the residence when the shooting occurred and reported no fights or arguments between the two teens.
"The 15-year-old does live here at the residence. The 17-year-old was visiting," said HCSO Sgt. Greg Pinkins. "Information that we have is those two individuals were in a room listening to music when members of the family heard pops. They go in to investigate, and that’s when they discovered both of the males with gunshot wounds."
One neighbor tells FOX 26 he was shocked to wake up to the news this morning.
"I was not expecting anything was going to happen here in this neighborhood. It’s really peaceful and really quiet, and all of the neighbors are really friendly. We live like a family here," said Syed Shahid.
Another neighbor said, "I have a 16-year-old son, and you just picture something like that happening to them," Ginny McFarlin says as she chokes back tears.
HCSO homicide investigators and CSI responded to the scene to conduct the follow-up investigation.
The preliminary investigation revealed the 17-year-old shot the 15-year-old before turning the gun on himself.
According to investigators, the 15-year-old’s family members say the two did not fight or argue as far as they know, before the 17-year-old opened fire.
The 15-year-old is currently in intensive care following surgery, while the 17-year-old is not expected to survive his injuries.