LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one male was taken to the hospital after an accidental shooting in Northwest Lubbock County Tuesday night.
The report says At approximately 6:20 p.m., deputies responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 3500 Block of County Road 6000 involving two juveniles.
The victim in last night’s accidental shooting has been identified as Dominic Mejia, 13. He went to school in New Deal. Officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office say Mejia was shot in the head.
Mejia was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate, as this is still an ongoing investigation.
Family members have set up a donation page on Facebook to help pay for funeral expenses.
The family posted this statement on the fundraiser page:
We are trying to raise money for our sons funeral expenses are 13 year old son was taken from us and went to heaven last night at 11:03 this was a horrible accident and I need all the family and friends prayers and to be beside us as we go through this horrible time we are asking for donations to help out with our sons funeral services me and my wife are lost and just need help and guidance we appreciate everybody that loved are son he was a wonderful kid wonderful student wonderful football player allowed to ride dirt bikes he loved to go hunting with his dad and his brother he loved his mother very much loved his baby sister