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RPD searches for suspect in Wednesday shooting

The white extended-cab pickup truck pictured above is believed to be the suspect vehicle in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting that happened at 11:35 a.m. at the corner of West Mathews Street and South Michigan Avenue. A press release from the Roswell Police Department Thursday states that an image of the vehicle was captured on a camera in the area. People with information should contact the RPD. (Submitted Photo)

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Police are seeking to identify a person who fired numerous shots in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting that left one woman injured as she sat inside a parked vehicle in a residential neighborhood in Roswell.

According to a press release issued late Thursday by the Roswell Police Department, the suspect is believed to be a man who fired several rounds from the window of a white extended-cab pickup truck, possibly a Ford, while driving in the area of West Mathews Street and South Michigan Avenue at about 11:35 a.m.

A photo of the pickup was captured by a camera in the area where the shooting happened.

The victim, a 33-year-old woman, was sitting in a pickup truck at the time of the shooting with her 11-year-old son, while waiting for her boyfriend who was inside the residence of a friend. Her wound, the release states, is not believed to have been life-threatening.

After the woman was hit, her boyfriend immediately drove her to a hospital. Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department, said Wednesday the victim was gone by the time police and emergency medical personnel arrived. He added that because of the shooting, Missouri Avenue Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School were both placed on lockdown after the initial call came in, due to their close proximity to the scene. Both schools were reopened after about a half hour.

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The investigation remains ongoing as police continue to search for a suspect and to determine a motive for the shooting.

Individuals with information pertaining to the case are encouraged to contact the RPD at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

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

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