POSTED: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:43pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:43pm
NEWS RELEASE FROM LONGVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
Shooting Leaves Four People Injured
On Saturday September 18, 2010 at around 11:48 a.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to 2407 Pickett Street for a report of a shooting in which several people were injured.
Officers and Longview Fire/EMS arrived at the scene and found that four people had been shot during a disturbance. Victims and witnesses told officers that one of the victims, a 21-year-old man, had been arguing with his uncle when the uncle produced a shotgun and fired two shots at the victim. The shots mostly missed the 21-year-old victim, only causing him a minor wound, but struck three other family members at the residence. A 17-year-old male victim was struck in the groin area, a ten-year-old female victim was struck in the leg and a nine-year-old female victim was struck on her feet.
None of the four victims received life-threatening injuries and the three younger ones were transported to a Longview area hospital for treatment.
Detectives are obtaining an arrest warrant for the suspect, charging him with four counts of aggravated assault, but he is not yet in custody.
Additional information will be released as the investigation develops.