Police Investigating Accidental Shooting in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - We're learning more about the shooting death of a 19-year-old Midland man in a northside apartment complex.

Police are investigating the case as an accidental shooting.

The shooting happened in a unit at the Palms Apartments on Briarwood, just after 2:00p.m. on Friday.

Investigators say there were three people inside the apartment and the victim was playing with an un-loaded revolver.

For some reason, he loaded a round into the gun and somehow shot himself in the head.

The identity of the man has not been released but the body has been sent for an autopsy.