ETX man being treated at local hospital after accidently shooting himself in chest
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas man is in the hospital after accidently shooitng himself in the chest.
At 12:21 p.m., Friday, dispatchers with the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a woman at a residence on County Road 397 who reported that a man at that location had accidentally shot himself.
Deputies and emergency personnel responded to the call and found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he is reportedly undergoing surgery for his injuries.
At this time, a preliminary investigation is underway to determine the exact cause and reason for the man’s injuries.
Other information will be released as it becomes available.