UPDATED STORY

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman on Saturday confirmed that a child died about two hours after he was shot in the head on Friday evening. The incident happened shortly after 8:00 at a home on County Road 356, about 5 miles south of Jasper.

Newman said the child, who was later identified to be Nick "Nick-Nick" McBride, 13, was rushed by ambulance to Jasper Memorial Hospital, and then flown by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital where he died at 9:52 p.m.

Newman said on Saturday that two or three children were playing with a handgun when it was fired, striking the victim in the head. The sheriff emphasized that the investigation is still underway, but all indications are that it was purely accidental.

ORIGINAL STORY

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman says a child is undergoing treatment after he was shot in the head on Friday evening. It happened shortly after 8:00 at a home in the 1100 block of County Road 356, about 5 miles south of Jasper.

Newman said all indications are that it was purely accidental.

The child was rushed by ambulance to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital where he was at last word undergoing treatment.

Newman said the child is believed to be approximately 13 years of age.

No other information was available, and the sheriff said an update should be available on Saturday.

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