A McAllen teen has been transferred to a San Antonio hospital.
Mikey Lugo was accidentally shot by a friend two weeks ago.
He TMs listed in stable condition.
Veronica Morales, who TMs a close family friend, tells Action 4 TMs Ryan Wolf how the 11th grade McAllen High School student is surrounded by loved ones and that he remains strong.
The 16-year-old reportedly walked out of the bathroom right into the muzzle as the gun was being placed into a gun bag, according to Mark Self.
The teens involved in the incident are shotgun competitors and were on their way to a competition.
Veronica Morales says both families are hurting and called what happened to Mikey a tragic accident.
"If there's someone who doesn't deserve to go through this, it's him, the family friend said. He's the most respectful, most loving, caring, giving kid out there. He never questions why do you want me to do this. He just does it."
A special $7 BBQ plate fundraiser will be held at Ramos BBQ in McAllen.
Tickets are available at both locations with food being served June 16th - 28th.
There's also a link to Mikey's GoFundMe site online to help the family with medical expenses.
$600 in donations have been raised as of Monday evening.
Mikey's family thanks everyone in the Rio Grande Valley for their support and prayers.