$5,000 reward offered for tips about Jan. 1 shooting outside Level Nightclub

Two people were taken to the hospital just after 2 a.m. Sunday after a fight broke out at the...
Two people were taken to the hospital just after 2 a.m. Sunday after a fight broke out at the Level Nightclub at 1928 Buddy Holly Ave.(Caleb Holder, KCBD)
Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 10:59 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Crime Line is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 17-year-old Garyontae Shephard outside of the Level Nightclub on Jan. 1.

Investigators are specifically looking for information about the shooting outside club. Shephard was seen running from the club when he was shot.

Police officials say Garyontae Shephard, 17, fatally shot 24-year-old Dedrick Traylor during a fight inside the club. Shephard then left the scene.

Police say that as Shephard was running from Level Nightclub, he was fatally shot by an unknown person.

“It has become clear to investigators the two shootings are not connected; therefore, the two cases are being investigated as separate incidents with no link,” said police in a news release.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Crime Line callers can remain anonymous.

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