Ector County Child Shot in Stomach

ECTOR COUNTY - The Ector County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 7-year-old was shot in the stomach area.

It happened in the 8500 block of Dunn Street Sunday evening around 6:00 p.m.

Authorities say the parents of the child reported that people had been shooting in the field south of the home. The father told officers that he heard two shots near his home before his child was shot.

Officers found .22 caliber round on the ground where the juvenile was standing. Officers did not find anyone in the area where the shots may have come from.

The child was taken to Medical Center Hospital. The injury was not serious and was only a flesh wound. No muscle or internal organs were hit.

Ector County deputies are still investigating.