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Neighbors, friends react to fatal shooting on East Lawrence Street

Tyler Police block off crime scene on East Lawrence Street. (Source: KLTV News Staff) Tyler Police block off crime scene on East Lawrence Street. (Source: KLTV News Staff)
Joshua McGee, died today from a single gunshot wound. (Source: Facebook) Joshua McGee, died today from a single gunshot wound. (Source: Facebook)
Tyler Police at the scene of fatal shooting on East Lawrence Street in Tyler. (Source: KLTV News Staff) Tyler Police at the scene of fatal shooting on East Lawrence Street in Tyler. (Source: KLTV News Staff)
Crime scene on East Lawrence Street in Tyler. (Source: KLTV News Staff) Crime scene on East Lawrence Street in Tyler. (Source: KLTV News Staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

This morning, multiple gunshots were heard by neighbors on East Lawrence Street in Tyler. Police confirm that the victim, Joshua McGee, is now dead.

“The neighbor said 'I just heard gun shots, and I saw somebody who was injured,'” says Diana Arguz, a Lawrence Street resident.

Neighbors say after hearing the gunshots, they saw McGee around asking for help.

“The neighbors were trying to assist him,” said Convalisa Davis, a friend of McGee. “I guess the ambulance didn’t make it in time so they just put him in the car and took him to the hospital.”

Tyler police confirm that McGee later died at Mother Frances hospital from a single gunshot wound.

“We’re working this as a homicide; investigators are on the scene and we’re trying to determine exactly what happened,” said Officer Don Martin of the Tyler Police Department. “We’re talking to witnesses and all the neighbors within the neighborhood.”

Investigators believe narcotics were involved in the shooting. Arguz said that shortly after the shooting she saw a suspicious vehicle parked outside McGee’s home.

“I saw somebody gathering something,” said Arguz. “My first thought was, 'oh she’s gathering trash,' but it was actually money...a lot of money.”

McGee’s friends say they are shocked by this tragedy.

“Seeing the type of person that he was, I don’t know anyone that would want to do this to him. He was a real cool guy,” said Davis.

Police are still searching for a suspect, but say they believe this is an isolated incident and the public is not in danger.

Related: Tyler Police identify victim in Friday morning shooting

Related: Tyler Police confirm one dead in shooting, suspect not in custody

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