UPDATE: Victims identified in Tyler dice game shooting, robbery

UPDATE: Victims identified in Tyler dice game shooting, robbery

POSTED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:06pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:23pm

UPDATE (10:30am Tuesday): The two victims involved in the shooting that occurred at Cambridge Apartments are identified as Kendrick Harper, B/M, age 24, of Dallas, Texas and Brandon Rainwater, B/M, age 24, of Cedar Hill, Texas.

The two victims stated that they were asleep in their vehicle at the rear of the complex around 3:30 a.m. this morning when the suspect opened their car door and told them to give him everything they had. The suspect fired a gun into the vehicle several times striking Rainwater in the leg and Harper in the head, shoulder and wrist. 
The suspect is described as a B/M wearing a black and white shirt.  There is no further information about the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information about the suspect involved in this crime is 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 suspect in this case or any felony case.

ORIGINAL STORY (6:30am Tuesday): Tyler Police tell KETK two men were shot in the 3000 block of Old Omen Road this morning while they were sitting in a parking lot.

The victims tell police they had just finished a dice game when an unknown man walked up and began shooting at them.

The two men then drove to a local hospital for treatment where they are expected to make a full recovery.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

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Lol, are you serious? Have you been to actual big cities and seen the crime that goes on there? This town, in my opinion, is safe as can be. Sure there will always be bad apples in every town you go to, but there are smaller towns that have more murders, crime and shootings than this town does. I feel safer in Tyler than in most cities I have been to, or the city I am from, which sees murders on a weekly basis. I do not think Tyler has many murders in a whole year.

What is going on in Tyler..fast becoming an outlaw town with mean people who use guns to either settle scores or who actually enjoy shooting innocent victims. Whether the shooters knew these victims or not, whether a hit job or random shooting, Tyler is no longer a safe place to live. Gun rights folks will say it is people who shoot others, but put a gun, legal or illegal, in someone's hand who is hell-bent on killing is just plain crazy! Hope it's not your child, wife, husband next time.

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