Gaines County man shot in the face

Gaines County man shot in the face

GAINES COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A Gaines County man was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital after he was accidentally shot in the face.

On Monday afternoon, the Gaines County Sheriff's Office was called out to the Seminole hospital on a report of a gunshot victim.

The victim, 19, was then taken by helicopter to Lubbock.

Authorities said they obtained a search warrant for the private residence on Texas Road #409 where the shooting took place.

The Gaines County Sheriff's Office spoke with witnesses, the shooter and the victim and concluded the incident was accidental.

No foul play is suspected so no criminal charges are expected.

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