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Police investigating Wednesday shooting

June 6, 2013

Law enforcement officials say it's unclear if the early Wednesday morning shooting that sent a Big Spring man to the emergency room was an accident or a suicide attempt, as the investigation into the shooting continues.

Robert Diaz, 30, of Big Spring was transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center shortly after the incident, which was reported to law enforcement at approximately 6:37 a.m.

“Officers responded to the 3700 block of Hatch Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. in response to a report of a subject with a gunshot wound,” Everett said. “Once on the scene, officers discovered Diaz had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to SMMC and then later transported by helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock. It's unclear at this time what his condition is.”

Everett said Diaz is believed to have suffered the gunshot wound at his residence — located at 3718 Hatch Rd. — and walked to a neighboring home to get help.

“At this point, it appears Diaz was in his residence when the shooting took place,” Everett said. “There is no evidence anyone was in the house with him at the time. It's unclear at this time if the shooting was an accident or an attempt by Diaz to take his own life. We'll know more once we're able to interview him, however, there's no way to know how soon that will be.”

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