A 16-year-old was shot in the chest with a gun he claimed to find earlier in the day.

On Wednesday, two friends, males ages 16 and 17, claimed to have found a gun in a Fort Worth creek.

Fort Worth Officer Jimmy Pollozani said the teenagers were in the garage of a home on the 3600 block of Hulen Park Circle handling the gun later that day when the gun went off and struck the 16-year-old in the chest.

According to Fort Worth police, the bullet went through and exited the teenager's chest and lodged into a wall.

The victim, who has not been identified, was reported to be "alert and talking" and was being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in fair condition.

The police believe the incident is accidental at this time.