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Teen victim identified after Lufkin shooting

Lufkin Police are investigating a late-night shooting involving a teenager, south of the...
Lufkin Police are investigating a late-night shooting involving a teenager, south of the downtown area.(Lufkin Police Dept.)
Published: May. 26, 2021 at 3:51 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 11:13 AM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The teenage victim shot Tuesday night south of the downtown area in Lufkin has been identified.

Jose Hernandez, 19, of Lufkin was in his silver Pontiac G5 outside a family member’s home in the 600 block of Lynn Ave. which is between Feagin Drive and Kiwanis Park.

Hernandez was shot following a disturbance with two suspects, according to police.

(KTRE staff)

The men drove away toward Cimarron Street and the teen drove himself to a family member’s home on Morow Avenue, less than a mile away.

He was later taken to a hospital for treatment, though police report his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“This was not a random act and we do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time,” spokesperson Jessica Pebsworth said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS (8477).

Pebsworth also said investigators want anyone living in the neighborhood to check their home surveillance systems for any video or images of the incident between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m.

“If you find footage that you believe is connected to the incident, please call our non-emergency number at (936) 633-0356.”

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