Levelland Teen Clings to Life After Being Shot Six Times - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/15/06

Levelland Teen Clings to Life After Being Shot Six Times

A Levelland teen is in critical condition after he was shot in broad daylight, then left to die in the middle of a busy highway. Levelland Police are questioning people who may be involved or may know who is involved in this case of attempted murder.

After being shot six times in the chest and legs, 18-year-old Terry Carter Wright either jumped, or was pushed, out of a moving car and landed on the Levelland Highway. The blood stains can still be seen on the road. Levelland Police are looking for three people who may be responsible.

Wright was lying in a pool of his own blood when Levelland Police responded to a shots fired call on Highway 114 Sunday afternoon.

"He was unconscious. He would regain consciousness and would talk a little bit and would go back out of consciousness," Levelland Police Chief Toney Cowan said.

Cowan believes Wright knows the assailants. When he was able to talk, Wright gave officers enough information to track three people who could be responsible for the shooting.

"We have it wrote up as an attempted murder charge because we do feel like that's what they were trying to do, they wanted to kill him," Cowan said.

No arrests have been made, but police have contacted three possible suspects and hopes to make arrests by the end of the week.

"We want to get the people responsible for this, get them caught. Get them prosecuted. I don't want anyone who could shoot another person running around Levelland," Cowan said.

Investigators believe the shooting may have been related to drugs. They expect to have more information Tuesday morning.

Wright is the father of a 10-month old son. He was last reported to be at a Lubbock hospital in critical condition.

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