HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - The investigation continues after a 12-year-old was shot Wednesday night.
Howard County deputies were called out to Scenic Mountain Medical Center Emergency Room around 7:50 p.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.
When they arrived they identified the victim as Jose Hernandez. Hernandez had been reported as a runaway through the Big Spring Police Department.
The boy died as a result of his injuries, his family has already been notified.
His body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy Thursday.
So far the investigation has revealed Hernandez was shot at a home in the County North of Big Spring. Officials say he was taken to the emergency room in a private car.
Investigators have limited information on the details of the shooting at this time, but are currently working to develop information.
We stopped by Hernandez' home. His family was still shaken up about what happened and were at a loss of words. Neighbors told us they hope his family gets the justice they deserve.
If you have any information, you're asked to call the Howard County Sheriff's Office at 432-264-2231 or Crime Stoppers 432-263-8477 (TIPS).