Child Accidentally Shot By Older Brother

An 11 year old East Texan died today when his brother accidentally shot him in the abdomen. Just before 5:00 p.m., Wood County received a 911 call about a gunshot victim east of Mineola. Sheriff's department officials say two brothers, ages 14 and 11 were on the front porch of their family home on CR 2655. The older brother was handling a shotgun when officials say it accidentally went off, hitting 11 year old Colten Herring in the abdomen. A family member put Colten in a car and drove to the Mineola Walmart parking lot to meet EMS. Colten was then flown to ETMC in Tyler where he died. The sheriff's department says the boys' mother was home at the time of the shooting. At this time, no charges have been filed.