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Portales teen dies of gunshot wound


December 27, 2017

PORTALES — A 13-year-old Portales boy died of a gunshot wound Monday night, according to information from the Portales Police Department.

Police did not identify the child.

According to Det. Charlie Smart of the PPD:

• At approximately 4:50 p.m. Monday, police and paramedics responded to a call in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers found a young male not breathing with what appeared to be a head wound.

• The boy was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital, and shortly after airlifted to Lubbock.

• The boy succumbed to injury at approximately 8:30 p.m. Central time.

• The investigation, as of Tuesday morning, indicated an accidental discharge of a firearm.

Smart declined to release any other information on the incident.


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