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Sunday shooting leaves teenager in critical condition


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Roswell police are searching for a dark-colored pickup truck believed to have been involved in a drive-by shooting Sunday that left a 17-year-old male hospitalized with serious injuries.

The public’s help is being sought by Roswell police to locate a pickup truck believed to have been used in a drive-by shooting on North Main Street Sunday night. This photo of the truck were captured by a nearby video surveillance camera. Investigators believe the truck could be either dark blue or black. (Submitted Photo)

The Roswell Police Department released three blurry stills from a video surveillance camera near the former Best Western Sally Port hotel in the 2000 block of North Main Street, where the shooting happened.

No suspects had been publicly identified by police as of Monday.

Police were called to the 2000 block of North Main Street at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. They discovered the 17-year-old victim lying in the parking lot of the former Best Western Sally Port hotel with at least one gunshot wound. He was then transported to a nearby hospital.

The victim — whose name was not released by police — is still in the hospital, where as of Monday he was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the department.

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According to an RPD press release, investigators believe the victim was walking with at least two other people on the sidewalk in front of the motel when several gunshots were fired from the pickup, which was also heading south.

The 17-year-old male was the only person injured in the shooting, according to police.

An on-scene investigation conducted by Roswell Police immediately following the shooting led to the closure of a section of North Main Street between 22nd and 19th streets.

People with information about the case are asked to contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477, the release states.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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