One young man is in custody on firearms charges at this point in connection with the shooting and wounding of a 16-year-old female at a Texas-side apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Details are still coming in but it appears to be an accidental shooting that took place Tuesday morning at the Town North Apartments on Elizabeth Street in Texarkana, Texas.

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has arrested Thomas Jones Jr., 18, on a weapons charge in connection with an accidental shooting Tuesday morning.

Jones, is currently in custody and faces charges of unlawfully carrying a firearm.

Town North Apts on Elizabeth St - Texarkana Texas - Google Maps
Town North Apts on Elizabeth St - Texarkana Texas - Google Maps

The incident happened Tuesday morning around 9 AM, according to police when they arrived on the scene they found a teenage female suffering from a gunshot wound in her abdomen. The 16-year-old was taken to a local hospital and treated for her injuries. No word as of yet on the teen's condition.

As always, if you have any information that could help investigators in this or any other ongoing case, please contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116, or if you wish to stay anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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