Officials Investigating Early Morning Shooting in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPDATE: Odessa Police were called out to the area of Laredo and Dixie Thursday morning, after a man called 9-1-1 saying he had been shot.

It happened just after 3:30 Thursday morning. An officer patrolling the area heard several shots fired and then a 9-1-1 call came in shortly thereafter.

Officers contacted the victim, who identified himself as 22-year-old Ervin Lee Terry. Terry told police that he had been shot in the chest, but there was no apparent gunshot wound visible. Medics were called and transported Terry to Medical Center Hospital for a scratch across his chest.

Terry says he asked for a ride from a vehicle occupied by six individuals who were taking him to an unknown location. Terry alleges the car came to a stop and all six suspects began shooting at him. He claims he did not know any of the suspcts.

As officers began combing the area they located another man who had been shot in the 1900 block of Rochester. The victim identified himself as Dequay Harris, 18 years of age. The victim reported he did not know who shot him. He was transported to Medical Center Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder area.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to notify Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

ODESSA - Two people are in the hospital after a shooting at the Arbor Oaks Apartments in Odessa.

Authorities responded to a shots fired call at the Arbor Oaks Apartments around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

When they arrived on the scene, they found the first victim and they were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Then around 4:30 a.m., they were called out to an unknown problem in the 1800 block of Rochester. That's where a second victim from the earlier shooting was found with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

That victim was also taken to the hospital.

The investigation into the shooting continues.