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WFPD: Shooting on Lindale Dr. being investigated as murder

WFPD said a shooting inside a home early Saturday morning is now being investigated as a murder. (Source: RNN) WFPD said a shooting inside a home early Saturday morning is now being investigated as a murder. (Source: RNN)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department confirmed a deadly shooting over the weekend is now being investigated as a murder.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to a home in the 4800 block of Lindale in reference to a burglary of a habitation.

Sgt. Harold McClure said when police arrived at the scene, a group of people were in the front yard of the home. As officers went inside the home, they found a man on the floor who had died from a gunshot wound.

The man was identified as James Averette, 30. Detectives spoke with witnesses and the person who shot Averette. 

Early reports indicate Averette entered the home, where he does not live and was shot, according to police.

Officials said this shooting does not appear to be random and it is believed the people involved did know each other. No arrests have been made at this time.

Stay with News Channel 6 as we follow this developing story.

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