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Police investigate east Lubbock shooting


Police are investigating a deadly shooting in east Lubbock, Thursday.  The name of the deceased was Mark Morris, age 34.  

Morris arrived with a gunshot wound at UMC emergency room in a private vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at UMC.

LPD was notified of the shooting victim and investigators determined that the shooting possibly occurred at 2906 E. Colgate.

"I was at home in bed asleep and I heard my voices in my bedroom. My oldest son and Mark's friend were standing over saying that Mark had been shot in the back," said Mark's mother Linda Anderson. "I got up and went to the hospital and by the time I got there they kept sending me from room to room and talking to all kinds of police officers and I never got to see him. Finally two hours later the doctor came out and was explaining that he had been shot in the back and what damage that it did and that she couldn't save him."

Mark was Linda's youngest child and she described him as a sweet, loving person who would give you the shirt off his back. She said he went to the house on E. Colgate to visit some friends whose name Anderson was not aware of.

"I knew of them but that was him and his buddies," she said. "That had nothing to do with me."

Anderson said that Mark loved music and was the happiest when he was with his three young children.

"He wanted so bad to be here with his kids for Christmas and see his kids grow up. To have to go and tell them your daddy got shot last night, that's nothing you should have to tell a child."

She says they that she and the police department are doing everything they can to catch the shooter and justice will be served.

"We're going to find you. Like I say I'm not going to rest until I do if it takes everything I got we're going to find out who did it," said Anderson. "Now I've got to make preparations to put him away and this is something I don't want. I don't want to go pick out a coffin or pick out a suit or even say goodbye and I'm very upset."

No suspects have been identified at this time.  Further details of the shooting are still under investigation. 

The Lubbock Police Department urges anyone with any information relating to this case to contact Detective Madrigal at 775-3072 or call Crime Line at 741-1000.  Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.


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