El Paso police say boy lied about being shot in drive-by, was playing with gun

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UPDATE, July 6: Private investigators have actually identified a 14-year-old young boy injured in a shooting lied about it being a drive-by, El Paso authorities stated Monday.

Investigators suggested the teenager and a 14-year-old good friend were in fact “playing with a handgun” when he was shot in the head on Friday night in the 900 block of Tays in south-central El Paso.

“Patrol officers searched the area for described suspect(s) and vehicle until officers found the juvenile had lied about the ‘drive-by,'” authorities stated in a declaration released Monday.

Authorities noted their intent to pursue juvenile charges versus the 14-year-old good friend in connection with the shooting. Cops stated the injured young boy, who was at first though to have deadly injuries, will make it through.

ORIGINAL REPORT, July 2: EL PASO, Texas — A manhunt was in progress Friday night for the shooter who seriously injured a 14-year-old young boy in south-central El Paso throughout a drive-by shooting.

It took place around 7:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Tays.

The victim was hurried to University Medical Center with what authorities suggested were deadly injuries.

Patrol systems were looking for the shooter and his lorry, however authorities provided no descriptions of either.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.