Shooting injures 1 in Texarkana, search underway for suspect


TEXARKANA, Texas. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a man wounded by gunfire Friday morning.

According to TTPD, officers were called to the 2300 block of Spruce Street just before 11:00 a.m. and they found a 32-year-old man lying in the front yard of a home with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they also saw another man running from the scene and they believe he was carrying a gun. Officers chased after the man and followed him into a wooded area near the home, where they quickly lost sight of him.

TTPD says after setting up a perimeter in the area and using a K-9 for assistance with the search, they were still unable to find the man who fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He is in stable condition, according to police.

Investigators say it is not clear if the victim and suspect knew each other. They also say that other people were inside the home at the time of the shooting and it is still unknown whether the victim lived at the home or if he was visiting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or the Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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