16-year-old Wood Co. boy found dead, shot in chest

Loren Saunders. Photo Source: Caitlin Doherty
Loren Saunders. Photo Source: Caitlin Doherty

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas – email

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Early Tuesday morning, Wood County deputies responded to a call that an individual had been shot. 

Upon their arrival at Chaney Point RV Park, deputies located a 16-year-old boy, Loren Wayne Saunders, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Saunders was reportedly deceased upon the officer's arrival.

Detectives are investigating the situation to determine the reason behind the cause of death.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Saunders was a student at Alba-Golden.

A friend of Saunders reports that he was given a new gun by his father Monday night. The friend believes the gun shot wound was an accident.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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