Police report details events leading to Sunday afternoon shooting in Lubbock

Two people are at UMC being treated for gunshot wounds after a report of shots fired at...
Two people are at UMC being treated for gunshot wounds after a report of shots fired at Washington Park, 20th & Cedar, on Sunday afternoon.(Aric Mitchell, KCBD)
Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 5:38 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 1:16 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A police report reveals details about a Sunday afternoon shooting at Washington Park in Lubbock.

The report says just before 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 19, 2021, police were called to the park, which is just south of 19th Street between Avenue A and Southeast Drive, in reference to shots fired.

Before police arrived, officers were told there was a possible gunshot victim. The officers were not able to find the victim(s). A witness told police he was driving in the area when he heard around 13 gunshots. He told police he circled back to check for injuries. Another witness told police there were multiple people arguing in the street in front of his house. He heard about 15 gunshots and saw multiple vehicles drive away.

Officers found 15 shell casings in the street along Cedar Ave. The shell casings appeared to be in two distinct locations as if two parties opened fire towards each other from different locations. Officers also found two areas with small pools of fresh blood in the street, according to the police report. They also found multiple fake nail tips close the shell casings.

While they were processing the scene, police were notified of two gunshot wound victims arrived at University Medical Center.

One victim told police he saw multiple females and the suspect to be arguing with his family. He said they were arguing about an incident at a club the night before. As he walked up to see what was going on, the suspect grabbed a handgun from an unknown vehicle and began shooting, the victim said. He told police he ran as the suspect was shooting. He said his step-father put him and the other shooting victim in an SUV and rushed them to the hospital.

The other victim told police he was there with his family when the group of females began arguing. He heard the suspect say, “When she gets here, I’m gonna smoke her.” He then saw the suspect walk to an unknown vehicle and pull gun from the vehicle and began shooting, the victim stated. He told police he started running and felt a pain in his foot. He ran to the SUV and realized he had been shot.

The suspect was not located at the time the initial police report was written.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.

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