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WFPD investigates first murder of 2018

WFPD on the scene of a shooting on Ridgeway Drive (Source: KAUZ). WFPD on the scene of a shooting on Ridgeway Drive (Source: KAUZ).
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

The Wichita Falls Police Department is investigating its first murder of the year.

On Monday, January 1 at 8:45 pm, officers were called to the 1200 block of Ridgeway Drive to the Maurine Street Apartments for a report of gunshots.

When they arrived, officers found an unresponsive black man lying on the ground. Authorities say he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to United Regional, where he later died.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Shannon Smith of Wichita Falls. If you or someone you know has any information on this crime, you're encouraged to call the police or Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888.

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