Self-inflicted gunshot accident activates school lockdown

By Lisa Morton

CCISD lock down procedure was activated Tuesday afternoon when officials were notified of a shooting incident at 505  Lamar Street near the school campus.  A self-inflicted gunshot victim being transported by private car, pulled into the high school parking lot to meet responding Culberson Hospital EMS. The victim, later identified as 79 year old Ismael Mendoza, was transported to El Paso.  Lock down was lifted and eventually ATF cleared for threats around 7:00 p.m.

The Mendoza family apologizes for the inconvenience imposed on the neighborhood and appreciate all the assistance from officers and responders.  Mr. Mendoza is well and recovering at his daughter’s home.