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Palestine man shot twice answering the door

By Jamey Boyum

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man is lucky to be alive after being hit by two bullets. It happened in the 600 block of North Jackson Street in Palestine early Thursday morning.

Gilbert Estrada, 22, answered a knock on his door around 2:30 in the morning.

He says he saw a young black man outside, but when he opened the door there were two, one with a bandana and a gun.

Estrada said he struggled to close the door, and when he locked it he dropped to the ground. The gunman fired twice through the door and hit Estrada in the back and grazed the back of his head.

Estrada has been released from the hospital.

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