9-year-old critical after adult trying to kill rattlesnake shoots him

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ROSCOE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — A Roscoe 9-year-old is still in critical condition after he was accidentally shot by someone trying to kill a rattlesnake in Fisher County Saturday.

Family members of Keegan Covington told KTAB and KRBC both of his lungs were punctured and he sustained multiple fractures when the gun fired. He is currently stable but remains in critical/serious condition at Covenant Pediatric ICU in Lubbock.

Covington was staying with a friend when the incident occurred. Family members say the adult responsible thought the gun was unloaded.

KTAB and KRBC are working to get more information about the incident from the Fisher County Sheriff’s Office. 

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