WFPD: Shooting victim from Scotland Park recovering, expected to survive

On Tuesday evening, WFPD responded to gunshots heard in the 1200 block of N. 6th Street.
On Tuesday evening, WFPD responded to gunshots heard in the 1200 block of N. 6th Street.(Rowan Hardman)
Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 1:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2023 at 12:31 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - WFPD reported on Sept. 1 that the victim injured in the Scotland Park shooting on Aug. 29 is recovering and expected to survive his injuries. Police have not issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest, though they believe the incident was isolated and the public does not have a reason to be concerned about further incidents.

The Wichita Falls Police Department responded to shots fired in the 1200 block of N. 6th St. at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

According to police, officers responded to a report of deadly conduct with a weapon. Reportedly, a 17-year-old male fired a gun at four victims, hitting one in the upper left abdomen.

A neighbor spoke to WFPD and reported he heard “pops” outside that sounded like fireworks, so he went to see what was happening. When he went outside, he found the victim lying on the ground and asking for help. The neighbor reports he took the victim to the hospital for medical treatment.

WFPD reports the victim was taken into surgery for his wounds and is in critical condition.

Officers report they have named the suspect in this shooting, though the investigation is still active. They stated the shooting was an isolated event that resulted from an ongoing feud between two families.