Texas boy, 15, dies after Russian roulette shooting

In this April 30, 2016 photograph, a participant properly holds and discharges a revolver during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class sponsored by Crestview Baptist Church for members and area residents in Petal, Miss. The 20 participants received hands on assistance during a practical shooting exercise, a thorough review on the fundamentals of safe handling of firearms in addition to a review of the basic and enhanced Mississippi Concealed Carry laws. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
In this April 30, 2016 photograph, a participant properly holds and discharges a revolver during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class sponsored by Crestview Baptist Church for members and area residents in Petal, Miss. The 20 participants received hands on assistance during a practical shooting exercise, a thorough review on the fundamentals of safe handling of firearms in addition to a review of the basic and enhanced Mississippi Concealed Carry laws. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Authorities are tracing the family of a 15-year-old boy who died after a Russian roulette shooting.

Harris County sheriff’s detectives are withholding the name of the boy, who shot himself Friday at the home of a friend near Spring, a northern suburb of Houston. He died Saturday.

The father of the friend said he picked up the boy from a trailer park Thursday evening for a sleepover. The man said he went to the gym to work out Friday morning when his son called frantically.

The father said he doesn’t own a gun and doesn’t know where the death weapon came from, but his son abstained from the deadly game.

The father told investigators that the wounded boy had occasionally been a group home resident and under foster care.

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