Lufkin woman shot while lying in bed with toddler

Lufkin woman shot while lying in bed with toddler

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A woman who was shot in the legs during a drive-by shooting in southwest Lufkin last night is recovering. It happened just after 11 last night at a home on Roger Street. 23-year-old T’Keyah Gulley was lying in bed with her one-year-old daughter when a hale of gunfire hit the front of their home.

Gulley was hit twice – once in each leg. She was released from the hospital this morning and police say she is expected to make a full recovery.

She was one of five people inside the home at the time. Officers working the investigation called it “miraculous” that no one else in the home was hit – especially the infant.

A witness described the scene as chaotic and stated that it sounded like fireworks at first.

“We ducked to the floor when everything started hitting the house,” the anonymous witness said.

Lufkin Public Information Officer, Jessica Pebsworth says, as of this Wednesday morning they have recovered more than 50 rounds.

“We have investigated drive-by shootings, but never anything to this degree, this many rounds fired or this many shooters,” Pebsworth says. “We have not worked a shooting this severe."

Police said a car sitting in the driveway suffered extensive damage with multiple bullet holes, shattered windows and at least one flat tire.

“We are so thankful that there is only one victim and that she is going to make a full recovery,” Pebsworth says.

Officials say that no arrest has been made.

The shooting remains under investigation. If you have information about the case, Lufkin police would like to hear from you. You can contact Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS, or if you wish to remain anonymous at 936-639-TIPS.

Lufkin police have identified the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday night.
Lufkin police have identified the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday night. (Source: Lufkin Police Department)
Lufkin shooting investigation

PREVIOUS: A woman was injured in a late-night drive-by shooting in Lufkin, according to police.

“The call came in around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday from 1301 Roger St. of a woman who had been shot in the legs,” said Lufkin Police in an overnight press release. “Four people, including the woman, and a baby were inside the home when the shooting occurred.”

According to officials, it appears multiple people opened fire on the house. More than 30 rounds were accounted for.

The injured woman was taken to a hospital. As of 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, her condition was unknown to police.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Lufkin Police Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story. You can find the latest updates here, or streaming live on Good Morning East Texas starting at 4:30 a.m.

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