UPDATE: Kilgore PD seeks suspects in shooting near Kilgore College


Kilgore Police Department:

UPDATE: Kilgore (KYTX) - On Monday, March 4, 2013 at approximately 8:17 p.m. Kilgore Police Officers responded to the area of Houston and South Street in regards to multiple gun shots.

Numerous 911 calls were received reporting the sounds of gunshots. Police located several witnesses who stated a fight had occurred earlier on the Kilgore College Campus involving two students and the same two students had again fought in an alley way off of Houston Street.

During the fight, two unidentified individuals displayed handguns and randomly began firing them. The gunfire dispersed the crowd which had gathered for the fight.

Officers received an initial description from witnesses of the parties involved in the shooting. The two parties seen shooting handguns were described only as two black males possibly Kilgore College students.

They left in a group of vehicles with the following provided descriptions: A tan 1990s style Chevrolet Caprice; a dark green Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe with large wheels; and an older Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Police recovered over 30 shell casings from several different caliber handguns. No injured victims were found and no property damage was located at the time of this release.

The Kilgore Police Department is aggressively working with Kilgore College Police in order to identify all involved parties. The Department is actively seeking information in regards to this crime and will bring appropriate criminal charges against those identified as participating in this crime.

If you have any information please contact the Kilgore Police Department Case Detective Tim Dukes at 903.983.1559. You can also use tip411 if you wish to remain anonymous by texting your tip to 847411+KILGORE+your tip. It is both confidential and anonymous.

You can also contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP. Crimestoppers is also anonymous and you may be eligible for a monetary award.


KILGORE (KYTX) -- Kilgore College issued a Ranger Alert to students Monday night after Kilgore College officers reported shots fired on Houston Street, just a few blocks west of campus.  College spokesman Chris Craddock tells CBS19 the shots were fired around 8:25 p.m. and no one was injured or arrested.  The college issued the Ranger Alert shortly after that, advising students to stay in their dorms for their own safety.


Craddock says police for the city of Kilgore responded to the home on Houston Street where the shots were reportedly fired, but there's no word from Kilgore Police exactly what happened at that home.  They gave the all clear at 9:30 p.m.   CBS19 will have more information as this story develops.


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