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Tyler teen injured in overnight shooting identified

Mardreus Ward was injured after shots were fired into his home early Thursday morning. (Source: Family) Mardreus Ward was injured after shots were fired into his home early Thursday morning. (Source: Family)
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

The mother of a teen who was hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a shooting early Thursday in Tyler says the boy is in good spirits.

Police officers were called to the 3900 block of McDonald Road around 3:04 a.m. after reports of multiple gunshots.

According to Tyler Police, several 9 mm caliber rounds were fired into the home through a window, striking 13-year-old Mardreus Ward in the leg.

"He was hollering for help," his mother Talena Ward said.

The gun shots came through the window, through the couch, then some continued through the next wall into the kitchen. According to the family, there were several other children asleep in the living room when the incident occurred.

"The shell casings that we found were in the yard, right beside the house," Tyler Police Lt. Jason Burton said. "It appears someone walked up beside the house and fired through the window."

Mardreus Ward was taken to East Texas Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. That is where he remains Thursday evening. According to his grandmother, he is still waiting to go into surgery.

Officers said at least one shot was fired while police were at the scene.

No information about a possible suspect is available at this time, according to detectives.

Anyone with information involving this case is asked to contact the Tyler Police Department at (903) 531-1000.

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