Tenants react to apartment complex shooting - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Tenants react to apartment complex shooting

WFPD continues investigating Austin street shooting.  (Source: KAUZ) WFPD continues investigating Austin street shooting. (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Two people remain in the hospital following a shooting Monday night at a Wichita Falls apartment complex.

John Hellams, a Plantation Apartment Complex tenant, said he could hear the gunshots from his room.

"I was sitting in my living room, my wife and I were watching TV and then we heard like two gunshots," Hellams said. 

Quickly after that, Hellams said he took a look outside his window. 

"I've seen some lady downstairs and she was hollering and screaming talking about her son had been shot," Hellams said. 

Wichita Falls Police tell us officers responded to the call just before 8:30 p.m.

When police arrived they found two men with gunshot wounds outside the apartment complex. 

"(The victims are) one 18-year-old white male and a 27-year-old white male," Sgt. Harold McClure with WFPD said. "One of them had been shot in the leg and the other was shot in the body. Both were transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries."

Police said witnesses told them the suspect escaped in a bluish green Chevy extended cab pickup truck.

Hellams said this is the first time something like this has happened in the neighborhood since he moved in September.

Even though this was a scary situation for many he said it doesn't frighten him.

"I don't mess with anybody the wrong way or nothing like that so I don't have enemies," Hellams said. 

Police said they have been given the name of a suspect in this shooting. However, they aren't releasing that name at this time.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:16:40 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:04:13 GMT
    Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

  • Vitro holds grand opening for North America's largest jumbo glass coater

    Vitro holds grand opening for North America's largest jumbo glass coater

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:43:48 GMT
    Wichita Falls has been working to secure this jumbo coater for over four years. (Source: KAUZ)Wichita Falls has been working to secure this jumbo coater for over four years. (Source: KAUZ)

     The grand opening was held on Thursday with Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Wichita County and Vitro leaders.

     The grand opening was held on Thursday with Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Wichita County and Vitro leaders.

  • Governor's Small Business Forum headed to the Falls

    Governor's Small Business Forum headed to the Falls

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:11:37 GMT
    (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)
    (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

    Long time business owners and blossoming entrepreneurs alike will get the chance to learn and hone the skills they need to keep their business thriving when Governor Greg Abbott's Small Business Forum Comes to Wichita Falls this month.

    Long time business owners and blossoming entrepreneurs alike will get the chance to learn and hone the skills they need to keep their business thriving when Governor Greg Abbott's Small Business Forum Comes to Wichita Falls this month.

Powered by Frankly