Police: San Angelo boy, 3, shoots self in face, investigation continues


SAN ANGELO, Texas -- - Police say a 3-year-old San Angelo boy shot himself in the face Monday evening after reportedly retrieving a loaded handgun from a couch while in the living room with family members.

According to law enforcement, the shooting at a residence in the 700 block of East Harris Avenue is believed to have been accidental.

No other family members were injured in a shooting that occurred about 6 p.m. Monday, police said.

The child was transported by private vehicle to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo before later being flown to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, where he remained in stable condition Tuesday.

"This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release," San Angelo police said in a news release. "Charges are pending the outcome of this investigation."

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.