2 injured in overnight shooting in Van Zandt County

2 injured in overnight shooting in Van Zandt County
2 injured in overnight shooting in Van Zandt County

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Van Zandt County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Monday night shooting that injured two people in Wills Point.

Around 8:35 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1300 Block of Willow Drive in the Willow Lake Estates, north of the city of Wills Point. The sheriff’s office, a Texas DPS trooper, and a game warden responded to the scene.

When they arrived, they found one person with multiple gunshot wounds. According to the report, another victim was located in the city of Wills Point.

Both unidentified victims were transported to a hospital in Tyler, where one of them is listed in critical condition.

The report also stated that emergency response teams from the Wills Point Police Department and the Wills Point Fire Dept., Christus EMS, and Flight for Life were on scene.

Deputies with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office also secured a vehicle in their county that was reportedly involved in the incident.

Two suspects were in custody by 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Shelby Newton was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Jonathon Curtis for Felon in possession of a firearm.

Shelby Newton (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website)
Shelby Newton (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website) (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website)
John Curtis (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website)
John Curtis (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website) (Source: Van Zandt County Jail website)

“The swift actions and cooperation of all the agencies involved lead to the arrests of the suspects in a short time frame,” said Van Zandt County Sheriff Steve Hendrix. “When we all work together great results can be achieved.”

Both suspects are expected to be arraigned Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing.

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