Smith County deputies on scene of incident west of Tyler

Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:02 - Written by

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Law enforcement from multiple Smith County agencies are investigating an incident near the intersection of Indian Creek Road and Choctaw Drive in west Smith County.

Numerous units, including Smith County Sheriff's Office, Tyler Police and Fire Marshall, are on the scene and officers could be seen searching roadway with flashlights after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. 

Upon arrival, deputies found a 61-year-old man who had been shot once in the back of the leg by another man on Indian Creek Road. Authorities are currently looking for the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man wearing black pants and a black shirt. The suspect is also armed with a handgun. Witnesses described the vehicle as a two-door black car.

This story is developing and will be updated as we get more information.

- Chelsea Purgahn

(Reporting contributed by KYTX)