Fort Hood soldier in hospital after being shot at park

Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 18:57:55-04

A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier is in the hospital after being shot at Long Branch Park in Killeen. 

On Sept. 22 at 6:30 a.m., police were called to the 3600 block of Trotwood for reports of a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers found a man with gunshot wounds to his abdomen. He reported that he was jogging in Long Branch Park and had stopped to take a break. 

According to the victim, a light-colored SUV pulled alongside him and an unknown assailant fired three shots at him, striking him in the abdomen.

The victim reported that he was able to run to his home nearby and his wife called 911.

The victim was transported by Killeen Fire Department ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hospital. He was treated and released a few hours later. 

Killeen Police Officers and Detectives continued to investigate and were able to determine that the available evidence did not support the victim’s account of the events.

The victim is no longer cooperating with the investigation.

Detectives believe there is no credible threat to the public or city parks based on this case.

The case remains under investigation.  

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