15-year-old boy shot in head at Pembroke Pines home

16-year-old arrested on attempted manslaughter charge

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital Wednesday after he was shot in the head in Pembroke Pines, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at a home on Northwest 10th Street near 81st Avenue. 

"It's sad. It's sad," neighbor Netta Nicosia said. "You know, thank God he's still alive and hopefully he's OK."

Pembroke Pines police said a 16-year-old boy shot the victim in the forehead. No other people were home at the time.

Authorities said the suspect called 911 after the shooting and stayed at the scene. Detectives believe the shooting was intentional, but a motive remains unclear.

According to Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, the victim was conscious and alert while being taken to the hospital and was answering all questions.

Authorities said he had a single gunshot wound to the head and no exit wound.

One neighbor who did not want to be identified said guns and children clearly do not mix.

"Especially when you got a younger crowd playing with guns," he said. "They're not responsible enough to understand what a gun really is."

Neither teen has been identified.

The suspect has been arrested on an attempted manslaughter charge.

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