Updated Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:09 a.m. CDT
According to a press release, the victim who was shot early Sunday morning at Patriot and University is identified as Tarrington Joiner, 21, of Tyler.
Police said investigators were told that Joiner and two friends were at Outlaws Club on Hwy. 110 South the night of the shooting. Joiner got into an altercation with another man inside the club, but then left.
“A tan Dodge Durango with large rims occupied by several black males pulled up next to Joiner's vehicle on Patriot at University and fired several rounds into Joiner's vehicle. Joiner was struck by one round that entered his chest. Joiner's friend jumped into the driver's seat and drove him immediately to the hospital,” the press release stated.
Joiner remains in stable condition at this time.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-2833.
According to information in a news release, officers originally were dispatched to Mother Frances Hospital on a gunshot victim.
“Officers responded to the hospital and were advised that the victim had a single gunshot to the chest. Officers spoke with the victim and two other witnesses and found that the shooting occurred while they were all in a vehicle at the intersection of University and Patriot,” the release stated.
According to police, the victim's vehicle was found outside the hospital with numerous bullet holes in it.
When officers went to the location of the shooting, they found several shell casings. Anyone with information is urged to call the Tyler Police Department, 903-531-1000.