UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Dasha Webb, a 22 year old black male. He is still believed to be in stable condition. Also, the location of the shooting has been determined to be 628 S. Augusta Ave. The Tyler Police Department does not believe at this time that this was a random act of violence.
On September 30, 2012 at approximately 12:06 a.m. Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Augusta Ave. in reference to a Loud Noise: Gunshots call. While en route to the scene officers were notified that an individual was shot inside his residence and is be transported to a hospital by private vehicle. As officer reached the scene they located the victim sitting in a vehicle stopped within the 600 block of S. August Ave. The victim had suffered several gunshot injures and decided to wait for EMS to arrive on scene. EMS arrived moments later and the victim was transported to the East Texas Medical Center hospital where he was rushed into surgery. It is believed the assailants entered the victim's residence through the front door and fired several rounds striking the victim. Major Crimes Detectives and CSI Investigators were notified and responded to the scene. The victim is out of surgery and in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of ETMC.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.
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