2 killed in shooting at Texas nightclub; suspect sought

January 1, 2020 GMT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say they are searching for a suspect after two men were fatally shot during a fight inside a Lubbock nightclub early New Year’s Day.

Police say the two killed were 17-year-old Garyontae Shephard and 24-year-old Dedrick Traylor.

Police say officers responding to Level Nightclub just before 2 a.m. Wednesday found a wounded Shephard in the street in front of the nightclub and a wounded Traylor inside. Both were taken to a hospital, where they died.

Police say Traylor and the suspect had a physical altercation inside the club when the suspect pulled a firearm and shot him. Police say Shephard was running from the scene when he was shot.


No one else was injured.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.