NACOGDOCHES POLICE INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

Nacogdoches, Tx (July 22, 2023): Around 11:37 a.m. officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department along with Fire and EMS responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a residence in the 800 block of Texas Oak St. First responders arrived and found that a 2 year old child had found a handgun inside the residence and shot themselves in the head. The child was taken to a local hospital and later flown to a Houston area hospital for a higher level of care. The child is believed to be in critical condition. Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene. This is an ongoing investigation. We do not have any further information to release at this time.