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Deadly Shooting On Smith County Highway

One person is dead after an early morning shooting in Smith County.

This happened shortly after 2am Friday, on State Highway 155, North of UT Health Center.

Smith County Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson tells KLTV 7 one person was killed as they were driving down Highway 155. The passenger in the car was not injured. We have learned the driver and passenger of the car may be related.

KLTV 7 has also learned Sheriff's officials believe this was a targeted shooting and not a random incident.

At the scene, there were dozens of bullet casings found on the highway leading investigators to believe there may be more than one shooter.

There is no word on any suspect information, but Jackson says the investigation will continue throughout Friday and will be blocking traffic. Traffic ALERT


TX-155 in Northeast Smith County


Closed for Sheriff's investigation Friday morning from the US-271/TX-155 Split Near UT Health Center, to Interstate 20.

Cody Lillich, KLTV 7 News Producer, Reporting.

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