2 men hospitalized after shooting in Palestine

Published on Thursday, 7 August 2014 00:12 - Written by Staff and Wire Reports

Two men were hospitalized following a shooting Wednesday in Palestine.

Lt. James Muniz, of the Palestine Police Department, said the shooting happened at 5:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Officers witnessed two males lying in the street with gunshot wounds. The victims reported they were shot at a nearby home.

“Officers were able to call out to the residents at the suspected location and were able to have them come out of the house without incident,” Muniz said.

The two victims were transported via EMS to Palestine Regional Hospital and then transferred to Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler.

One male was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.