TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 22-year-old Woodville man died at a Tyler County hospital Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the chest by his brother-in-law, according to law enforcement.
A press release from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Dakota Schriefer.
TCSO deputies were dispatched out Sunday in reference to a 911 call in which the caller said that had been accidentally shot with a handgun. During the call, Schriefer was being taken to the Tyler County Hospital in a private vehicle.
At the hospital deputies spoke to witnesses who said that Schriefer and William Dabill, his brother-in-law, were outside a home in Ivanhoe comparing the similarities of each other's handguns.
"As Dabill was handling his Taurus .40 caliber handgun, it discharged, hitting Schriefer in the chest," the press release stated.
Schriefer was pronounced dead at the Tyler County Hospital. Justice of the Peace Greg Dawson ordered an autopsy to be performed on Schriefer at the Forensic Medical Center in Beaumont.
"Investigators worked throughout the evening collecting evidence and talking with witnesses," the press release stated. "No foul play is suspected at this time."