A large disturbance Sunday afternoon on Galveston’s West End resulted in a shooting and a search for a person of interest, police said.

Galveston police at about 2:15 p.m. responded to an area near 9 Mile and Stewart Roads after reports of a large disturbance where someone had purportedly been shot, Galveston Police Lt. Xavier Hancock said.

Witnesses described multiple vehicles leaving the scene of the shooting, Hancock said. Police stopped one vehicle near 7 Mile Road, and one vehicle, which contained the shooting victim, was stopped near 69th Street, Hancock said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the University of Texas Medical Branch with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, Hancock said.

A person of interest had been identified, but no charges have been filed as of 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Hancock said.

Police would provide no more details about the shooting or the disturbance late Sunday.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.