20-year-old accidentally shot in the face

A 20-year-old Hidalgo County man is in critical condition Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the face. Neighbors on the 600 block of Ramona Blvd., just south of Palmview, said an intoxicated 20-year-old man asked his friend, who owns the home where the incident happened, for a .9mm gun early Sunday morning. Neighbors said the man claimed he wanted it for his safety but the homeowner refused to give him the gun because he was drunk. But the victim got a hold of the weapon anyway. When the homeowner demanded his gun back, the victim refused, so he reached to grab the gun. The victim then accidentally pulled the trigger, sending the bullet straight into his own face. The Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office is investigating the incident.