Sheriff: Man kills snake, accidentally shoots 9-year-old boy

A 9-year-old boy is in a Lubbock hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot Saturday.

According to Fisher County Sheriff Allan Arnwine, the boy went with his mother's friend to a ranch southwest of Roby.

While there, Arwine said the man shot and killed a snake. When the man reloaded the gun, he accidentally shot the boy.

The 9-year-old was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock.

No other details have been released.

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