Overnight Shooting in Big Spring Being Investigated as a Homicide

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - The Howard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after an early morning shooting leaves one person dead.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the 500 block of Driver Road, that's at the old VFW Building, south of Big Spring.

When deputies got there, they found 33-year-old Luis Adolfo Pena with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

A second shooting victim, 33-year-old Raul Mendez , was also taken to Scenic Mountain by a private vehicle. He was treated and later released.

Pena's body will be sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.

No arrests have been made but the Howard County Sheriff's Office is still investigating.

We'll of course bring you the latest details as they come into our newsroom.