Weekend shooting injures 3, suspect still at large

SMITH COUNTY - Smith County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect they say shot three people stopped on a road with a flat tire.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. August 6 on County Road 246 near Highway 31 East. 

Police arrived to find three people injured and they were transported to a local hospital for treatment. A fourth person who was not injured told investigators that the group had pulled over because of a flat tire and had tried to flag a person for help. 

A driver in what might be a gray Jeep Cherokee stopped, then a passenger got out and shot at the victims. The shooter got back into the Cherokee and fled the scene. 

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information regarding this offense to please contact Detective Keegan at 903-590-2646. 

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