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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...
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498 early Friday.(KLTV staff)
Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 3:03 AM CST
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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...
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported shooting on County Road 498 early Friday.(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.(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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