Shooting in Temple Left One Man Injured Tuesday Morning
For the second day in a row, Temple police find themselves investigating an early morning break-in that ended in shots fired and injured parties.
Temple PD spokesman Cody Weems reports that officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of East Avenue G around 4 AM Tuesday, June 11. When they arrived, they found a single victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He told officers three suspects, all believed to be male, broke into his home and shot him before fleeing in a dark-colored vehicle. Weems said it was not known if anything was taken from the home.
The victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple with non-life-threatening injuries.
Tuesday's shooting was the second in that area of town so far this week. On Monday, June 10, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Fryer's Creek Drive around 1:15 AM, where they found two gunshot victims. Both told police that four men broke into their apartment and began shooting before fleeing the scene. The two victims were also treated at Scott & White for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both shootings took place within 1.40 miles from each other.
Police are asking anyone with information that might be helpful to contact them at (254) 298-5500.