More than 30 shots fired, juvenile injured in New Boston

Police look for men seen carrying semi-automatic rifle

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NEW BOSTON, Texas -- A juvenile is recovering after being hit by one of 35 bullets fired Friday night on East Lion Drive, bringing calls for vigilance from New Boston Police Department.

Officers were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of East Lion, which is south of U.S. Highway 82.

"When officers arrived in the area, they located one juvenile that had been shot one time," the Police Department said in a news release.

The juvenile, whose gender and age have not been disclosed by police, was taken to a Texarkana hospital before being transferred to a children's hospital in Dallas. Police said the juvenile is in good condition.

After a preliminary investigation, police concluded about 35 shots were fired. Investigators also said witnesses reported seeing two Black males dressed in black and carrying a semi-automatic rifle running west on East Lion Drive after the shooting.

"There were witnesses that told investigators that unknown person(s) was knocking on their doors immediately following the shooting," the news release states.

Investigators are working to determine the circumstances of the shooting and the identity of the men seen with the rifle. So far, they have collected video surveillance footage from neighborhood security systems, and continue to interview witnesses and residents in the East Lion area.

No other information was available Sunday afternoon.

"Please be vigilant of your surroundings and contact police if you observe any suspicious activity," the news release states.

The Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division can be called at 903-628-3771.

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