Castell teen airlifted with gunshot wound
January 02, 2013, 9:00 pm by Lyn Odom
A 15-year-old Llano County youth who suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and was airlifted to an Austin hospital last Thursday from just outside Llano was listed in stable condition Wednesday.
The bullet was still lodged in the young man’s thigh when first responders arrived, said authorities. The incident took place in a pasture on his parents’ property eight miles out on CR 405 in Spring Valley in Llano County.
Emergency personnel reported to dispatch that the victim was "bleeding badly” and "going into shock.”
The air ambulance landed at the pick up site at 1:02 p.m., lifted off at 1:14 p.m., and arrived at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin about 1:30 p.m.
The shooting was accidentally self-inflicted and the bullet came from a .22 caliber pistol, according to Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn.
Emergency responders from the Castell Volunteer Fire Department were first on the scene. Llano County EMS and the Llano County Sheriff’s department responded, as did an EMS helicopter from the Kerrville area.
According to the family, the unidentified youth "was going to be ok.”
There will be no investigation since the incident was accidental and self-inflicted, authorities said.
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