Two injured in morning shooting at Waffle House; suspect sought

Search underway for Texarkana Waffle House shooting suspect

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — A search is underway for a Texarkana man after he reportedly shot two men early Saturday morning.

One was shot in his chest, the other in his back and arm at a restaurant in the 5300 block of North Stateline Avenue.

Both were taken to area hospitals, where one was listed in critical condition.

Texarkana, Texas, police say they have a warrant to arrest 30-year-old Calvin Gardner on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police investigators believe the confrontation was a continuation of a fight a few minutes earlier in Texarkana, Ark.

A brief fight occurred in the Waffle House parking lot after some of those involved in the previous altercation pulled into the parking lot, police say.

That ultimately led to Gardner allegedly pulling out a gun and firing several shots at the two men, investigators say.

Gardner last was seen headed south on Stateline Avenue in a white Lincoln Navigator, authorities report.

Calvin Gardner, 30
Calvin Gardner, 30 (Source: Texarkana Texas Police Department)

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Gardner to call Texarkana, Texas, police at (903) 798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at (903) 793-STOP.

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