Victim identified in late night Tyler gang-related park shooting

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:30am

The 20-year-old female victim who was shot in P.T. Cole Park has been identified as Briana Raquel Young, of Tyler. Young was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Beavers and her body was sent to Southwest Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy.

Tyler Investigators have determined that Young had brought her 3-year-old son to the park. While in the park, Young was caught in cross-fire when gunfire erupted.

Investigators were told that gunfire erupted from within the park and also from a vehicle on Mockingbird Street adjacent to the park. Approximately 30 subjects were in the park when the shooting occurred. Young’s child was not harmed from gunfire.

Numerous shell casings were located by crime scene investigators in the park and street. It is believed at this time that the shooting is a result of gang activity. Investigators continue to talk to witnesses and search for evidence related to this case.

If you have any information about the suspects involved in this crime you are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.


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