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Locals wondering how safe Lucy Park is following homicide

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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

We are learning more about a shooting Tuesday night in Wichita Falls.
The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Roger Dale Aliff.
Just after 7 p.m. police were waved down on Seymour Highway about an unconscious person in Lucy Park. 
Officers found him with gunshot wounds in his leg and shoulder.
Aliff died hours after his injuries.
The incident is leaving some wondering just how safe the area is.
    "It caught me by surprise," Elaine, a resident that was in Lucy Park Wednesday, said. "If we would have known, we wouldn't have come here in the first place."
It is an incident leaving a shooter on the streets and some locals on edge.
Timothy Johnson, an officer with the Wichita falls Police Department, wants people to feel safe.
    "I feel the park is a safe place," Officer Johnson said. "This is isolated and not something that is going to be a continuing issue. This was just something that happened and people are safe."
Elaine did not know what happened last night.
We updated her on the news and she didn't seem to be taken aback.
     "I feel very safe," Elaine said. "We walked up the Falls and it was a fun walk. We saw lots of people walking, biking, just saying hello and being friendly. It was good."
The shooting is being investigated as a homicide and police have a person of interest.
    "The only information we have at this point is a white female with long brown hair, Officer Johnson said. "She is driving possibly a silver SUV type vehicle that was seen in the area at the time the incident occurred."
Will Elaine come back again?
    "Good question," she said. "Probably not in the coming days. But I think I will come again. I mean it's a park and stuff happens. It's an incident. That's what I believe; in the good of the people."
If you have any information you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888.
There is a $2,500 reward for any information you give that leads to an arrest and $500 additional if that arrest happens by tomorrow night.
Officer Johnson said police have a lot of witnesses and have now talked to all of them.
Detectives will now work to piece them all together.
Stay with 6 as we will continue to follow this developing story.

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