Rita Ranch shooting suspect detained

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A young suspect has been detained for allegedly shooting a minor in the head in Rita Ranch this morning.

Tucson Police have confirmed that the weapon used the in the shooting was 40 caliber handgun.

According to police, a resident in the area heard somebody calling for help around 11 a.m. and said he was shot.

The victim was bleeding from his head and was soon transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The Tucson Police Department then began a search for a suspect and locked down a middle school in the area for a couple hours. It was reopened around 1 p.m.

A minor who knows the victim has been detained. Tucson Police believe the shooting maybe accidental. "They were in possession of a hand gun they were out in the desert area near this residents and the gun at one time or another accidentally was discharged," said Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police.

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