Early Sunday morning around 2:50 a.m., Lufkin Police were called to Ford Chapel Road for a fight in progress in the parking lot of the VFW where a class reunion was being held.

Security officers reported the incident, saying there were people fighting all over the grass/parking lot area and they had heard one gunshot. Officers arrived on the scene and quickly got the disturbance under control. They then began interviewing witnesses.

A short time later, officers were notified that there was a gunshot victim in the emergency room of a local hospital. Officers responded to the hospital to speak with the victim. He said he was in the parking lot when a large fight broke out. He told officers he was not involved in the fight. He said he ran when he heard the sound of gunshots. He said he did not know who fired the shot.

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Two of his family members then realized he had been wounded, loaded him into a vehicle and took him to the hospital. He was wounded in the left shoulder and his injury is not believed to be life threatening.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS.


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