At least two people were shot Wednesday evening in the parking lot of Silver Star Smokehouse.
According to police there was a fist fight in the parking lot between three people when a fourth person walked up to the group and produced a handgun. Shots were fired, striking at least two of the people. “A third person was injured but we are unsure if his injuries are a result of the original fight or if he was also shot.”
All three people are currently being treated at Christus St. Michael Hospital and a Wadley Regional Medical Center. Their condition is unknown at this time.
Police have the suspected shooter in custody.
Police also detained two men in a black pickup truck near gander mountain that according to police radio traffic were the intended targets of the gunman.
A person who was struck in the parking lot suffering unknown injuries was rushed by LifeNet to St. Michael Hospital.
According to radio traffic the shooter ran back into the restaurant and was placed in custody shortly after police arrived on scene.
According to radio traffic another victim showed up at St. Michael Hospital in a private vehicle shortly after the shooting.
According to a post on the Silver Star Smokehouse Facebook page a fight between four people broke out in the parking lot. “The incident took place somewhere near the middle of our parking lot….this incident never started in our facility and spread outside.”
The post goes on to say “I would like to express my condolences to those involved and let Texarkana know we will continue to operate our business as professional as possible.”
Check back for updates as we learn more from police.
Radio traffic of the incident.