POSTED: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:20am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 8:44am
TYLER — Five men were robbed at gunpoint in a Tyler park late Wednesday evening, according to Tyler Police.
It happened at City Park on North Broadway and Queen St., just after 10:00pm.
That's where two hispanic males and three hispanic females were playing basketball when officials say they were approached by three or four black males wearing grey hoodies.
One of the men had a hangun, and fired it as they approached the five people playing basketball. One of them was shot in the neck, and the group was robbed.
The robbers then left the seen heading north.
Police searched the area, but the men were not found.
The victim who was shot was treated for the gunshot wound at a local hospital, and is expected to be okay.
The robbers were described as young, thin black males about 5'8'' to 6' tall, weighing around 150-180 lbs.
If you have any 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.