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Gunshot victim flown to hospital
by Lynda Lopez, Progress staff
Oct 17, 2012 | 1104 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
OAKVILLE – A Schertz man was found in Oakville at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

An Oakville woman reported to Live Oak County dispatchers that the man was lying in the grass on the northbound side of Interstate 37.

Nearby the man was a red Mustang convertible with a blow-out on the right rear tire; the tire was off the rim.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the man walking around, but he could not remember what had happened.

A .22-caliber rifle was recovered from the front seat of the vehicle. The authorities assumed the wound to be self-inflicted, because no other indications of foul play were evident.

The victim, 48-year-old Von Brett Horstmann, was reportedly having health and pending legal problems.

He also had obtained head injuries in a previous motorcycle accident.

Authorities said when his family was contacted, they indicated they had been concerned that he would try to harm himself.

Halo-Flight transported him to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi where he was listed in critical but stable condition Thursday afternoon.
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