Gunshot Kills Young Child in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A 3-year-old boy is dead after finding a gun at a relative's home. It happened Saturday night around 9:15 at a home in the 3700 block of Connally.

Big Spring Police say Aiden Mathews found a handgun in the home. The weapon fired while the boy was handling it. Mathews was shot in the face.

The little boy was taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, but died a short timne later.

The boy's body has been sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.