STAPLETON, Staten Island (PIX11) — A teen is accused of shooting a 14-year-old boy in the head on Staten Island Thursday night, police said Tuesday.

Authorities found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head in an apartment on Thompson Street in Stapleton just before 11 p.m., according to the NYPD. The boy was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition, as of Tuesday, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Friday and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

It remained unclear what led to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.