Child dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Child dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police are investigating a shooting death that occurred in the 1800 block of 76th Street Saturday night.

Police say a child reportedly "found a family member's gun and accidentally received a self-inflicted shot to the head."

The child has died and police are conducting an investigation.

The residents on 76th Street were apparently babysitting the child when the accident occurred.

Debra Gonzales, a neighbor who lives three doors down, described the scene:

"They were carrying him - one of the paramedics was carrying him - and they got into the ambulance and left like that... They didn't stick around very long," Gonzales said.

"It's so heart-wrenching," Gonzales said. "I was telling my daughter, I think if that was one of y'all I would've died. It's just awful, I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to them and to the kid's parents."

We will continue to update this story as details become available.

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