Police investigating death of 3-year-old boy found shot in Elsa

3 months 3 days 1 hour ago Monday, October 18 2021 Oct 18, 2021 October 18, 2021 5:48 PM October 18, 2021 in News - Local

The Elsa Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy.

At about 2 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on the 200 block of Begonia Street in reference to a child that had been shot, according to a news release from Elsa police.

Upon arrival, first responders began lifesaving measures on the boy, who was then transported to the DHR Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Elsa police Chief Robert McGinnis said the boy was shot in the chest with a 9-millimeter handgun.

Investigators remain on the scene and ask that citizens avoid the area.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is assisting in the investigation. 

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