Sources: Child Shot in Face, Tom Green County Sheriff Investigates
Last night at around 10 p.m., what was reported as a juvenile boy with a gunshot wound was rushed to Shannon Medical Center via private vehicle. The boy had been shot in the face, a report on the radio stated.
San Angelo police were summoned to Shannon to investigate. According to SAPD spokesman Sgt. Cade Solsbery, the police did investigate the shooting. The officer’s report from last night confirms that the child was shot in the face, he said.
The incident took place in Carlsbad, giving jurisdiction of the law enforcement investigation to the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. SO spokeswoman Christina Lopez confirmed that the juvenile was shot in the 11000 block of Midland in Carlsbad. The TGCSO Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case. Lopez said that it is likely that no charges will be filed. The shooting appears to be an accident, she said.
The juvenile is recovering at the hospital. Lopez said the shooting victim is likely to live. The juvenile sustained “non-life-threatening injuries,” Lopez said.
The TGCSO is not releasing more information about the victim due to his juvenile status.
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