UPDATE: Victim shot in leg Wed. night in Tyler identifed

UPDATE: Authorities have released the identity of the man shot Wednesday night near his home as 61-year-old Willie Bennett of Tyler.
 
Bennett remains in the hospital and is listed as stable.
 
Police have identified a suspect but is not releasing the name, and no arrests have yet been made.
 
 
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Smith County Deputies are on the scene of an incident off of Highway 31 west.
 
Numerous units are on the scene in the 13000 block of CR. 1134 regarding a 911 call.
 
Upon arrival deputies found a 61-year-old man who had been shot once in the back of the leg by another man on Indian Creek.
 
Authorities are looking for the suspect currently who is described as a Hispanic man, wearing black pants, black shirt. The suspect is also armed with a handgun.
 
Witnesses described the vehicle as a 2-door black car.
 
CBS 19 will provide more information as it becomes available.
 

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