46th Street residents shocked by overnight shooting

RAW VIDEO: 46th Street shooting caught on video
Published: Jun. 5, 2015 at 9:25 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 4, 2015 at 11:48 PM CST
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Robin Brown
Robin Brown
Brianna Sedillos
Brianna Sedillos

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police are searching for a suspect involved in an overnight shooting that happened on 46th Street near Avenue U.

Officers responded and saw people arguing after a vehicle, backing out of a driveway, almost collided with a white SUV.

After the people involved and responding officers all left the scene, the driver of the white SUV returned several minutes later with a group.

Someone from the group fired a weapon and shot two people.

The victims were taken to UMC and are expected to recover.

Residents all say the same thing: it's a nice neighborhood and they're all just shocked over Friday morning's events.

Robin Brown has lived in his home on 46th street for the past 10 years.

He said he still can't believe what happened.

"Shock," Brown said. "I can't believe that something like that is going on around here. It's a nice neighborhood, families live here, not hoodlums."

Brown said having a small child in his home makes the whole incident more real.

"Very concerned because I have a granddaughter here and she's 5 years old," Brown said. "So, that very easily could've come this way and brought our lives into it."

Brown tells us he didn't hear the gunshots, nor did he know about the incident when it happened.

We obtained footage shot by a woman who lives in the neighborhood, who asked not to be named.

"Yea, more people started arriving after a while, I guess they started making phone calls or whatever," she said. "That's when some guy had came that wasn't here earlier and pulled out a gun and started shooting."

She tells us she still can't believe what she witnessed.

"It was just like, I don't know, it's not usual to happen and so it was shocking to most of us that live in this neighborhood," she said.

Brianna Sedillos was trying to put her daughter to sleep as the sirens blared. She lives in the 2000 block of 46th Street, where Thursday night's shooting kept her and her entire family up for a few more hours.

"I went outside and I heard them saying, 'He ran that way! He ran that way!'" Sedillos said. "People kept walking back and forth and when I was trying to put my daughter to sleep, I kept seeing flashlights outside the window and stuff like they were searching for someone."

Sedillos' 13-year-old nephew had a front row seat to the action, right from his bedroom window.

"I heard something strange and looked down and there were lights over here and stuff," he said.

Like many of her neighbors, Sedillo said this street doesn't see many disturbances, but she said she is exercising extra caution when she puts her daughter and nephew to bed tonight, hoping for a much quieter night.

"I guess we'll work harder about turning on the alarms at night, just so we could be safer because we don't know if people are going to try to break in or anything," Sedillo said.

Now, if you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Line at 741-1000 and remember you can remain anonymous.

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