12-year-old dies from gunshot wound

Staff Writer

A 12-year-old boy died Wednesday as result of a gunshot wound, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker.
According to Parker, sheriff’s deputies were called to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center regarding a gunshot victim around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.
“Upon arrival, Deputies identified the victim as Jose Hernandez,” Parker stated in a news release. “Hernandez had been reported as a runaway through the Big Spring Police Department.”
The shooting occurred at a residence in northern Howard County, Parker said, and Hernandez was transported to the emergency room by private car.
The investigation continues, Parker said.
Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to contact the Howard County Sheriff’s Office at 432-264-2231 or Crime Stoppers 432-263-8477 (TIPS).