Teen victim identified after Lufkin shooting
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The teenage victim shot Tuesday night south of the downtown area in Lufkin has been identified.
Jose Hernandez, 19, of Lufkin was in his silver Pontiac G5 outside a family member’s home in the 600 block of Lynn Ave. which is between Feagin Drive and Kiwanis Park.
Hernandez was shot following a disturbance with two suspects, according to police.
The men drove away toward Cimarron Street and the teen drove himself to a family member’s home on Morow Avenue, less than a mile away.
He was later taken to a hospital for treatment, though police report his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
“This was not a random act and we do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time,” spokesperson Jessica Pebsworth said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS (8477).
Pebsworth also said investigators want anyone living in the neighborhood to check their home surveillance systems for any video or images of the incident between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m.
“If you find footage that you believe is connected to the incident, please call our non-emergency number at (936) 633-0356.”
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