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Shooting near Kilgore College possibly gang related

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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.

 

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