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Police: Overnight shooting in Tyler was gang-related, victim identified

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Tyler police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at P.T. Cole Park in Tyler on Tuesday night just after 9:30. 

According to police, 20-year-old Briana Raquel Young of Tyler was killed when she and her three-year-old son were caught in crossfire when shots were fired. Investigators were told that gunfire broke out within the park and also from a vehicle on Mockingbird Street near the park.

Young was pronounced dead at the scene. Her child was not harmed.

Police say there were approximately 30 people in the park when the shooting occurred.

Numerous shell casings were located in the park and street by crime scene investigators. One person was seen being put into a Tyler police cruiser in handcuffs. It is believed that the shooting is a result of gang activity. Investigators continue to talk to witnesses and search for evidence related to the case. 

Young's body was sent to Southwest Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy.

If you have any information about the suspects involved in this crime you are urged to contact hithe Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in ts case or any felony case.

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