Smith Co. law enforcement searching for suspect in overnight shooting

Smith Co. law enforcement searching for suspect in overnight shooting
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498 early Friday. (Source: KLTV staff)

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Authorities are searching for a suspect in a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital early Friday.

Sometime after midnight, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498, east of the Lindale area.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498 early Friday.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498 early Friday. (Source: KLTV staff)

An unidentified woman was transported by ambulance to a Tyler-area hospital with unknown injuries.

2016 booking photo of Samuel Salas.
2016 booking photo of Samuel Salas. (Source: Smith County Jail)

Deputies are searching the area for Samuel Salas, 34, who is considered armed and dangerous. Describing the suspect, deputies say Salas has a large neck tattoo and was believed to be wearing shorts at the time. The Sheriff’s Office said he has warrants issued for his arrest on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon as well as Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Additional details were not immediately released.

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