UPDATE: Shooting reported near Kilgore College

 

UPDATE: 

The Kilgore Police department released a press statement regarding the shooting on Wednesday near Kilgore College.

The department's criminal investigation unit is in the early stages of their investigation into the shooting, according to the press release from Assistant Chief Roman Roberson. 

Police responded to the disturbance and reports of multiple gunshots about 2:45 p.m. in the 900 block of South Street. Police said they encountered about a dozen people and two people who had gunshot wounds when they arrived, according to the press release.  

The victims were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview with non-life threatening injuries. 

 

Witnesses told police that the person who shot the two victims fled the scene in a white and brown Ford pick-up truck. 

Police recovered numerous shell casings from the scene, according to the press release. 

The Kilgore Police Department is not releasing the names of the victims at this time, according to the press release. 

Investigators are actively seeking information regarding the shooting. Contact Kilgore Police Department Case Detective Time Dukes at 903-218-6904 or text an anonymous tip to 847411. Contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP. Crimestoppers is anonymous and tipsters may be eligible for a monetary award. 

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The Kilgore News Herald reported two people were taken to area hospitals with gunshot wounds after a shooting outside a duplex near Kilgore College.

The News Herald said officers from the city and college police departments locked down a portion of Houston Street west of Broadway Boulevard after an argument reportedly escalated into gunfire about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kilgore College campus was put on lockdown about 3:15 p.m. while the suspect was at large, according to the Kilgore College Facebook page. Kilgore College canceled the lockdown about 3:35 p.m. and the public was asked to remain cautious throughout the afternoon.

Several people were reported to be in handcuffs outside an apartment building near the intersection of Houston and Broadway as officers searched for the shooter, according to the News Herald.  

The News Herald said some witnesses said the shooter was hiding in one of the apartment units while others reported he fled.

 

 

 
 

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