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2 teens killed in shooting in Texarkana; names of victims released

There’s no immediate word on a suspect or a motive
Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating a shooting at The Oaks in the 1900 block of West...
Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating a shooting at The Oaks in the 1900 block of West 13th Street that killed two people and wounded another the afternoon of Dec. 13, 2021.(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 5:55 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2021 at 10:05 AM CST
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — Two people are dead and another is wounded as a result of a shooting at an apartment complex.

It happened about 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at The Oaks in the 1900 block of West 13th Street in Texarkana, Texas, authorities say.

Police say officers responded after getting a 911 call from someone saying he’d just seen a man walking in the area who was bleeding from his mouth and nose.

When the first officer got there, he found the 17-year-old victim lying in the front yard of one of the apartments suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers then found the other two victims inside the apartment. Both had been shot and one of the 18-year-olds already was dead, police say. The other 18-year-old died not long after being taken to a local hospital.

All three victims are males.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, police released the names of the two killed. They are Deangelo Handy and Rikolah Young, both 18 and both from Texarkana, Texas.

The third victim is 17 years old. He was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to a children’s hospital in Little Rock, Ark. in critical condition.

There’s no immediate word on a suspect or suspects nor on a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department at (903) 798-3116 or call Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (7867).

This is a developing situation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating a shooting at The Oaks in the 1900 block of West...
Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating a shooting at The Oaks in the 1900 block of West 13th Street that killed one person and wounded two others the afternoon of Dec. 13, 2021.(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

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