Update: Drive-by Shooting Reported Monday Night in North Lubbock

Officers Enter Motel With Guns Drawn

Lubbock, TX - The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office released additional details on a reported drive-by shooting incident in North Lubbock Monday evening. 

A spokesman for the LSO told EverythingLubbock.com deputies were trying to serve a warrant at the Tech Inn, located at 3107 Clovis Road, for a wanted suspect Monday evening.

Just after 9 p.m., deputies pulled into the parking lot and started hearing gunshots. They later learned they arrived to hear the end of a drive-by shooting.

Ray Garcia, who lives behind the Tech Inn heard gunshots Monday night.

"Between ten and fifteen, and then there was a slight pause, and then there were four loud shots," Garcia said. 

Garcia added that he could hear a car speeding off from the motel, another car following behind in pursuit, and then sirens blaring. 

Deputies then began pursuing the suspect vehicle through the neighborhood near the Tech Inn but eventually lost sight of the  vehicle.

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office has obtained a vehicle they believe to be the suspect vehicle. They are investigating it presently. The suspect, however, has not been located.

Officers with Lubbock Police Department also responded to the Tech Inn. They announced themselves over megaphones and entered a room at the Tech Inn with guns drawn.

The eastbound lanes of Clovis Road were blocked off.  Prior to 10:30 p.m., officers cleared the scene.  

LSO was informed that a victim in that shooting showed up in the ER with two gun shot wounds-- one to each leg. His gun shot wounds were not serious and he will survive his injuries, a spokesman for LSO said.

There were four people detained by LSO in the vicinity of the shooting Monday, but those people are being treated as witnesses because deputies don't believe they were involved with the shooting.

The LSO SWAT team was activated as a precautionary measure because the location of the active shooter was not known.

This case is still under investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.

 

 


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