UPDATE: Suspect wanted after shooting into crowd Wednesday on east 10th Street

Searching for suspect who shot into East Lubbock crowd
Published: Jul. 19, 2018 at 1:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Police Department is searching for the suspect who shot into a crowd after getting in a fight with a neighbor Wednesday in the area around the 2400 block of east 10th Street.

Police responded to the area after 8 p.m. when it was reported the neighbors were fighting, according to an LPD news release. One of the male neighbors then went inside a home and came back with a gun, firing multiple shots towards a group of other neighbors, which injured no one but hit a truck.

The man then went back inside of the home. Officers set up a perimeter around the area and evacuated people from their homes.

Police were told there were children in the suspect's home and K9 units, SWAT officers and negotiators arrived on the scene in an attempt to make contact with him. After hours with no response, SWAT used its BEAR armored vehicle to remove the screen door, allowing the bomb squad's robot to enter the house.

They used the robot's camera to safely search the home and around midnight SWAT officer went into and cleared the house, but the suspect was not found.

LPD has scaled back the response area but officers remained on scene throughout the morning hours. This case will remain under investigation as officers continue the search for the male suspect.

At this time there has been no suspect description released. KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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