Accidental shooting update: Roscoe boy, 9, shot in back, both lungs punctured

Keegan Covington

The bullet that hit a 9-year-old Roscoe boy in an accidental shooting over the weekend punctured both of his lungs.

Keegan Covington is in critical condition at Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock.

According to a close family friend speaking on behalf of Keegan's family, Keegan was shot in the back with a 9 millimeter pistol.

Fisher County Sheriff Allan Arnwine said that the shooter had just killed a non-poisonous snake and when the man reloaded his gun, he accidentally shot Keegan.

Sheriff Arnwine says they do believe this was an accident however, alcohol may have been a factor.

He confirmed it was an adult that shot the gun.

Keegan coded while being transport by helicopter to Lubbock, but the family friend said that potential brain damage is no longer an issue.

Keegan is still sedated and will remain in the hospital for an unknown amount of time.

No charges have been filed at this time and this accident is still under investigation.

The family friend has set up a Facebook page for updates on Keegan's condition.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Keegan's family.

Keegan’s aunt has created a t-shirt fundraiser to support the family and the t-shirts are in Keegan’s favorite color, which is blue.

KTXS News will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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