Update: Suspects being sought in Smith County drive-by-shooting

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - Smith County Deputies are investigating an early morning drive-by-shooting.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 11700 block of County Road 1121, just outside the Loop near Highway 155.

According to Smith County Sheriff investigators a 911 call was placed advising dispatch a home dispatch a home had been hit by gunfire.

When officers arrived, deputies talked with a woman who lives at the home who reported that at around 1 a.m., she and her son were driving their vehicle and had stopped on Frankston Highway when two unknown black males approached them.

She said the men appeared to be intoxicated and that both men began making threatening statements and told her they knew where she lived. One of the men then broke a window out of her vehicle with a bottle.

The woman said she then drove away, went to her house on County Road 1121 and parked her vehicle.

The woman and her son said they then got into a different vehicle at the residence and drove back to the area to look for the subjects.

While driving, she was contacted by one of her two daughters who were at the house and told the mother that the home had been hit by gunfire, but that neither had been harmed. The mother then told the daughter to call 911.

When Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrived, the woman described the men as two black men, both in their early 20's. One was approximately 6 feet tall, weighed 300-350 pounds, dark skinned, wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and flip-flops. The second man was described as being 5'9", light-skinned about 185 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, Wrangler Blue Jeans and white Nike tennis shoes.

If anyone has any information regarding the shooting or the suspects, please contact the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.



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