On Saturday, Denton police were called to an area near Denia Park at Roselawn Drive and Bernard Street just after 11:30 p.m.
Police found the victim in the driver's seat of a car who had been shot.
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 16-year-old Ely Mendez Gomez.
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Denton police have not announced any arrests at this time.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 940-349-7793.