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05/14/07 - Lufkin

Shooting

From the East Texas Newsroom...A shooting at a house in Lufkin this afternoon leaves one person dead and another seriously injured.

Police say the alleged shooter shot his ex-girlfriend, fled the scene and was found miles away dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

It all started about four o'clock this afternoon when police were called to Garvan street. East Texas News spoke with a relative of the victim who tells us they overheard a heated argument between the two and then two gunshots.

Police say 21-year old Mykesha Spencer was shot once in the mouth, the bullet existed her throat. She was first treated at a Lufkin hospital and is being flown by helicopter to a hospital in Houston. Her condition is unknown.

Police say the apparent gunman, 23-year old Fred Hurts Jr. apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The former couple share an infant child.

East Texas News-9's Tashun Chism spoke with relatives who know them and will have a full report tonight on Nightcast at 10.

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