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UPDATE: Longview police identify victim in Christmas Eve shooting

UPDATE: Longview police identify victim in Christmas Eve shooting
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:44am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 11:51am

UPDATE: The victim in this case has been identified as Nicole Cartwright of Longview, Texas. Investigators have learned that Ms. Cartwright left Club REO to meet with family and friends, also from Longview, Texas, at the car wash on West Bow Street on Christmas Eve. Once at the car wash a disturbance occurred in the parking lot between four females in a gray or blue car with dark tinted windows, possibly a Pontiac, and a group of individuals in a red Dodge Challenger. Shots were fired, striking Ms. Cartwright who later died at a local hospital. Investigators have determined that Ms. Cartwright was not involved in the disturbance nor was she in either vehicle. Investigators are requesting assistance in identifying the females in the gray or blue car, as well as identifying the suspect(s) involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.

From Tyler Police Department

UPDATE: Police now say that the victim of the shooting at a car wash on West Gentry this morning is a 15 year old Longview girl.

Tyler police tell us that the girl, Nicole Cartwright, was not involved with the shooter. "She was just unfortunate enough to be standing nearby", they tell us.

The incident is under investigation.


Tyler Police tell KETK that one person is dead in an overnight shooting at a Tyler car wash.

Tyler Police Sergeant Matt Smyser says around 1:30 a.m. officers answered a disturbance call meant for Williams Chicken on West Gentry. While en route shots were fired and when police arrived, a victim was found across the street at a car wash on West Bowe.

The victim was taken to East Texas Medical Center, where they later died from a single gun shot wound.

The victim's identity is being withheld at this time.

Investigators are interviewing neighbors and witnesses at this time. Stay tuned to KETK as we update you on this story.

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