Woman charged months after shooting in school parking lot

Lynda Christie Hernandez // Harlingen Police Department

A San Benito woman is facing criminal charges months after she allegedly shot herself in the parking lot of a school in Harlingen.

It all happened at Travis Elementary School off East Polk Avenue back in the evening hours of November 20th.

Harlingen police charged Lynda Christie Hernandez with a places where weapons prohibited charge on Monday.

Investigators told Action 4 News in a past interview that Hernandez's ex-boyfriend is a vendor at the school and was conducting business at the school.

That's when Hernandez showed up, had a nervous breakdown and shot herself once in the stomach.

No students on school grounds at the time of the incident.

Police said her ex-boyfriend had no part in the woman's decision to shoot herself.

Investigators said the woman survived the gunshot wound and is in stable condition.

Police added the charges because Hernandez transported the weapon onto school property just prior to the self-inflicted injury.

Harlingen police and the U.S. Marshals executed the arrest warrant for Hernandez on Monday.

Hernandez is free after posting a $25,000 dollar bond.