2 injured in shooting incident in Pollok area

POLLOK, TX (KTRE) - Two people were injured Monday night when a man tried to wrestle a gun away from a woman who was apparently trying to shoot herself at a residence in the Pollok area, according to the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Kent Henson said the man and woman, who are in their 20s, were talking in a parked truck, sometime after 11 p.m. outside a residence, on FM 843, which is off U.S. 69 North. The woman then pulled out a pistol from the console in an attempt to shoot herself. The man tried to stop her and suffered gunshot wounds in the hand, chest and back. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

At this point, Henson said there is little indication of what may have lead to the shooting. "A couple that lives in the house with the gentleman said [the victims] walked outside and they were laughing and talking when they walked out. There were no problems or anything. They were just friends."

Investigators said the man usually carried the 9 mm Glock handgun in his truck and kept it in the console.

Both victims, whose names have not yet been released, were taken to Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. Henson said the woman's injuries appeared to be serious.

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