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Suspects sought in early morning drive-by shooting

One of the windows of the home was shattered by gunfire (Source: KLTV staff) One of the windows of the home was shattered by gunfire (Source: KLTV staff)

From the Smith County Sheriff's Office:

TYLER, TX – At 2:26 this morning, the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a shooting in the 11700 block of CR 1121. The caller advised that the home had been hit by gunfire.

Upon arrival, deputies talked with a woman who lives at the residence who reported that at around 1 a.m., she and her son were driving their vehicle and had stopped on Frankston Highway when two unknown black males approached them. She said the men appeared to be intoxicated and that both men began making threatening statements and told her they knew where she lived. One of the men then broke a window out of her vehicle with a bottle.

The woman said she then drove away, went to her residence on County Road 1121 and parked her vehicle. The woman and her son said they then got into a different vehicle at the residence and drove back to the area to look for the subjects. While driving, she was contacted by one of her two daughters who were at the residence and told the mother that the home had been hit by gunfire, but that neither had been harmed. The mother then told the daughter to call 911.

When Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrived, the woman described the men as two black men, both in their early 20’s. One was approximately 6 feet tall, weighed 300-350 pounds, dark skinned, wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and flip-flops. The second man was described as being 5’9”, light-skinned about 185 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, Wrangler Blue Jeans and white Nike tennis shoes.

If anyone has any information regarding the shooting or the suspects, please contact the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.

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