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Update: Police release identity of PT Cole Park shooting victim; Search for suspects

TYLER, July 31, 2013--UPDATE: The 20 year-old female victim who was shot in PT Cole Park is 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 (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.

 

Original Story:

TYLER, July 31, 2013--On Tuesday, July 30, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Officers responded to PT Cole Park in reference to a shooting.

Officers learned that the victim, a 20 year-old, black female had been shot in the park. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene by Judge Beavers. The name of the victim is not currently being released. This case is currently under investigation by the Tyler Police Department.

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 (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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