A Big Spring teenager is in critical condition and her boyfriend is in custody following a Thursday evening shooting.
Abigail Valencia, 17, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock shortly following the shooting, which occurred shortly before 6:45 p.m. Thursday in east Big Spring.
Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said police responded to the Scenic Mountain Medical Center emergency room in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they found Valencia suffering from a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head.
The Settles Hotel has attracted a lot of visitors since it reopened late last year â€” including a pair of cowboys on horseback.
As part of ongoing renovation and landscaping in the lot adjacent to the hotel, replicas of two Frederic Remington statues were relocated to the lot east of the hotel Monday, Settles Manager Bill Cole said.
The two bronze sculptures outside the Settles are titled â€śCowboyâ€ť and â€śThe Rattlesnake.â€ť