Teen shot in face in Smith County gang dispute

Smith County deputies responded to a shooting at a mobile home park on Saturday in what may have been a gang-related incident.
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 8:49 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 9:15 AM CST
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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Smith County deputies responded to a shooting at a mobile home park on Saturday in what may have been a gang-related incident.

According to Smith County Public Information Office Sgt. Larry Christian, the incident occurred at 11300 Hwy 271 and ended with a teenager being hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. Smith’s report said that upon arrival deputies discovered the victim had already been transported via personal vehicle to UT Health North. Once deputies arrived at UT North they identified the victim as a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the face and another to his right arm. The victim was transported to UT Health in Tyler where he underwent emergency surgery.

According to investigators, after they interviewed witnesses they determined that the incident could have been a “gang related” shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information related to this case, please call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.