BROWNSVILLE - Officers were forced to shoot an armed 15-year-old boy this afternoon, police say.

The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. by 512 Mother Gaston Blvd.

Investigators say the 15-year-old boy was armed with a gun at the time. EMS confirms the teen was hit in the torso and the leg. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is expected to survive.

Police are still investigating what led officers to open fire. Neighbors say officers flooded the area just after the shooting trying to determine how the chain of events unfolded.