Shooting near Kilgore College possibly gang related - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Shooting near Kilgore College possibly gang related

Posted: Updated:

KILGORE/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - The Kilgore Police Department says the shooting was a continuation of a fight that happened earlier that day on the campus of Kilgore College and made its way to Houston and East South street where police say they found as many as 30 shell casing in the road. Neighbors say they are terrified of the thought this shooting was gang related.


South street is known to be a pretty peaceful neighborhood.
"We've been living here 19 years and never even heard of gangs in Kilgore."
That is, until now.
 "If they're this close to where I live, that means our house is probably in their territory."
  Daryl Graham and his family live on the street where last Monday's shoot-out went down near Kilgore College. Several tips into Kilgore Police make them believe it may be gang related.
 Graham says after seeing and picking up the many shell casings left behind, he's not so sure if he's comfortable in the neighborhood.
 "We could've gotten bullets in our roofs, could've hit us or anybody in the neighborhood."
  Graham's 16-year-old daughter Brittany says she finally understands why her father wants her inside.
 "I want to jog up and down the street but they think it's not such a safe thing to do.""My little brother, he likes to ride his bike and I'm a little worried about what if that happens while he's out riding his bike and he gets hurt."
 Dortha Wilson lives on south street as well. She thinks Kilgore College should beef up security - in an attempt to intimidate students who may be involved in gangs.
"Innocent people, innocent bystanders get killed when there's guns and gangs in the neighborhood."
  Especially when the suspects with those guns are still on the loose...
  The Kilgore Police Department says it is working closely with the Kilgore Campus Police to identify the suspects involved in the march 4th shooting. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Gregg County Crime Stoppers or the Kilgore College Police Department.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely

    Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:53:46 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to abstain from team activities during his child-abuse case, the team announced Wednesday morning. The East Texas native was indicted last Thursday on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch. More >>
    The Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to abstain from team activities during his child-abuse case, the team announced Wednesday morning. The East Texas native was indicted last Thursday on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch. More >>
  • UPDATE: Thomas Liles indicted on tampering with physical evidence in Quitman toddlers death case

    UPDATE: Thomas Liles indicted on tampering with physical evidence in Quitman toddlers death case

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:20:10 GMT
    Thomas Liles (photo: Wood Co. Jail) Thomas Liles (photo: Wood Co. Jail)
    UPDATE: QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014.More >>
    UPDATE: QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014. More >>
  • Obama outlines expanded plan to fight Ebola

    Obama outlines expanded plan to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:03:55 GMT
    (Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)(Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)
    Calling Ebola a threat to both global health and national security threat, President Obama said Tuesday he is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the deadly virus and prevent it from spreading to the United States and across the globe.More >>
    Calling Ebola a threat to both global health and national security threat, President Obama said Tuesday he is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the deadly virus and prevent it from spreading to the United States and across the globe.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.