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Corinth police investigate pair of shootings
by Jebb Johnston
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Corinth police are investigating two shootings Sunday night and early

Monday that happened about five hours apart and left two men injured.

Robbery was involved in both situations, and police believe the same

suspects may be involved in both shootings.

The earliest of the two happened about 8:10 p.m. Sunday. The victim told

police he was at the intersection of North Polk and Highway 2 when he

saw a male subject walking toward his vehicle, said Detective Capt.

Ralph Dance.

The motorist rolled down the vehicle window, and the man pulled a gun.

The victim noticed another subject also approaching. One got in the

passenger seat, and the other got in the back seat of the vehicle.

Dance said it appears the suspects had the man drive to a wooded area

where they robbed him and shot him in the leg. The two men then ran from

the car.

The victim drove himself to the Corinth Police Department, reporting

that he had been robbed and shot, and an officer took him to the hospital.

Dance said the suspects are described as black males, one standing 5

feet 8 inches tall and, weighing 130 to 140 pounds and with his hair in

dreadlocks. The other is believed to be about 5 feet 10 inches tall,

weighing 170 to 180 pounds, with short hair.

The second shooting happened about 1 a.m. Monday on Wick Street. Dance

said a Hispanic male was in a yard of a residence when two black males

and a black female approached. They demanded money from the subject, and

he told them he didn’t have any.

Dance said a shot was fired, grazing the face of the victim. The man ran

and more shots were fired with another hitting the man’s leg. He knocked

on the door of a residence and was taken to the hospital.

No additional description of the suspects was available.

Dance said the shell casings from the two scenes are the same and appear

to be .22-caliber magnums.

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous, he said.

To report tips on these cases, contact the police department at 286-3377

or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-tips or crimestoppersms.com.
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