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Apparent Scuffle Over Drugs Sparks Shooting, Manhunt

Van Police, Van Zandt County Sheriff's Deputies, and DPS helicopters are on the hunt tonight for a man they say fired shots during an apparent drug altercation at a home on Maple Street in Van.

 Authorities were called out to the home after the shooting around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, but 2 people are in custody in connection with the shooting.

Authorities are now looking for 31-year old Darrell Damont Petty of Dallas. Officers found Petty's car a short distance from the shooting scene, as well as Petty's shirt, a kilogram of cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Petty's past criminal record includes arrests for murder, assault, and theft. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on where Petty might be, you're asked to call authorities immediately.

Posted by 10pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger


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