Teenager dies following accidental shooting in Lubbock County

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Updated for name and image of the shooting victim

Dominic Mejica Image By Paul Roberts

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas – On Wednesday, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office reported a teenager who was involved in an accidental shooting Tuesday evening died from his injuries.

The shooting occurred around 6:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of County Road 6000. According to a news release from LCSO, deputies arrived on scene and located two juveniles.

One of the juveniles had been shot. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

On Wednesday, family online and close friends of the family speaking to our reporters identified him as Dominic Mejia, 13.

Later in the day, LCSO provided this update:

The victim in last night’s accidental shooting in the 3500 Block of 6000, Dominic Mejia, 13 year old passed after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

We ask that you keep the family in your prayers.

Investigators with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate, as this is still an ongoing investigation.

Related Story: One injured after accidental shooting in Lubbock County

On Facebook, John Sharp wrote, “This was a horrible accident and I need all the family and friend’s prayers and to be beside us as we go through this horrible time.”

Sharp started a fundraiser on Facebook. CLICK HERE to see it. Neighbors brought the fundraiser to our attention and confirmed for EverythingLubbock.com that Sharp is a family member.

EverythingLubbock.com confirmed that the victim was shot accidentally by a young family member.

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