Shots-fired call leads to short police chase, one gunshot victim

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police Department provided a statement on a shots fired call in the 100 block of North Utica Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to LPD, an officer was responding to the shots fired call when he saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed. The vehicle led the officer on a short vehicle chase until the officer lost sight of the vehicle.

(Nexstar/Staff)

The officer then located the vehicle, unoccupied, in the 100 block of Uvalde, according to LPD.

LPD said a passenger of the vehicle was arrested on a felon in possession of a firearm charge and another passenger was located after arriving at University Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Two additional passengers remained unidentified, according to LPD.

Read the statement by LPD below:

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of N. Utica Avenue. As an officer was en route, he saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the vehicle but eventually lost sight of it. The officer located the vehicle unoccupied in the 100 block of Uvalde. Officers arrested one individual, a passenger in the car, for felon in possession of a firearm. An additional passenger was located after arriving at UMC with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Two additional involved parties remain unidentified at this time.

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