UPDATE: Police release video from north Amarillo serial drive-by shootings

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Police Department Violent Crimes Detectives released video Tuesday of what was believed to be the suspect vehicle in the host of shooting cases from Sept. 6.

The video can be seen here.

A timeline of the shootings from Sept. 6, which led to a police press briefing after six occurred in one day:

  • 12:05 A.M. – APD officers were called to the 900 block of Heather on a drive-by shooting, where a 17 year-old was shot in his upper body while driving his vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
  • 12:36 A.M. – APD officers responded to the 1300 block of Aster. A 20 year-old victim was driving in the 1000 block of Eastern Street and the suspect vehicle came up beside him and began to shoot. The victim’s vehicle was hit, but he was not injured.
  • 12:41 A.M. – APD officers responded to the area of NE 20th Avenue and Iris Street. A 48 year-old victim told officers she was driving on NE 20th Avenue when the suspect vehicle drove beside her and began to fire into the driver’s side of her car. She was not injured.
  • 8:20 P.M. – APD officers responded to the 6700 block of NE 19th avenue. A 52 year-old victim told officers that she was followed by the suspect vehicle to that area when someone in the vehicle fired shots at her, hitting her vehicle. She was not injured.
  • 9:21 P.M. – APD officers were called to the intersection of NW 15th Avenue and Monroe Street. A 62 year-old woman was found dead in her vehicle by officers, and was reported to have been shot while driving.

The first four incidents happened in the same neighborhood, according to police, and all of the victims described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored four-door sedan with bright headlights. While APD has continued to investigate, no leads have yet led to an arrest.

The Amarillo Police Department once again asked for those with information to call the APD Violent Crimes Unit at 378-9438 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously online at www.amapolice.org or on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P3 mobile app. 

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