Bell County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a person who shot man at Union Grove Park on Stillhouse Hollow Lake on Thursday.

A Belton man arrived at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center in Temple with a gunshot wound Thursday night. The hospital reported the incident to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department at 9:28 p.m. and transferred him to Baylor Scott & White in Temple.

The man told sheriff deputies he stopped at Union Grove Park at between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. to use the bathroom. He was then approached by a Hispanic male who shot him for an unknown reason.

The man left the scene and drove himself to the VA hospital.

Bell County Sheriff are still investigating the incident.

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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