Update: Shooter interviewed, victim sought in Varsity Place Apt. shooting

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:03pm

Update: According to Tyler Police spokesperson Don Martin, a 19 year old TJC student was in his apartment at Varsity Place Apartments, Building #8, this morning, where he had contact with another man whom the student felt was going to rob him. The man left, then came back to the student's apartment, causing him to feel threatened. At that point, the student pulled out a gun and shot the man, who ran away.

Police followed a blood trail from Building #8 to Building #21, but were not able to locate a victim. They are now contacting local hospitals searching for a shooting victim. The shooter and witnesses are being interviewed; however, they are not calling him a suspect and have not placed him under arrest.

Update: KETK crews on the scene say that police appear to be working two different scenes and are knocking on doors nearby asking residents if they saw / heard anything. Police are not commenting to the media at this time.

Tyler Police say there has been an apparent shooting at the Varsity Place Apartments on Varsity Drive in Tyler. That's near UT Tyler.

Tyler Police say they recieved a call about a suspicious gun shot at about 9:30 am.
Police are on the scene and are searching for a victim near building #8.



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