13-year-old Dies After Being Accidentally Shot In Head By Best Friend

Friends were hanging out Saturday outside a home in the 2100 block of Lyndon Creek Lane. That day, 13-year-old Gabe Fernandez died after being shot, accidentally, by his best friend who was handling a loaded gun Saturday afternoon.

Houston police say they got a call for help at 1:30 p.m. from the home of Gabe's best friend, where all five folks gathered were underage. The gun discharged and Fernandez was wounded in the head.

Gabe's big brother called the boy's mother, Jennifer Valdez, a nurse, for help. When she arrived, he could barely breathe. Gabe's mother believes he died on the way to the hospital.

Now she's encouraging gun safety.

13YO Gabe Fernandez

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