Teen Killed By Stray Bullet In Tyler Shooting

TYLER (AP) – A 15-year-old East Texas girl has died after she was struck by a stray bullet during a shooting on Christmas Eve.

Authorities say Nicole Cartwright of Longview was with friends in the parking lot of a Tyler fast food restaurant when gunshots were reported about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Tyler police Sgt. Matthew Smyser tells the Tyler Morning Telegraph that officers found the victim at the scene with a single gunshot wound. Smyser said the girl was taken to a hospital, and police were later told she had died from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Sgt. Bobby Perkins said witness accounts indicate two groups got into a disturbance somewhere else and met again at the restaurant, where one person fired at another.

Perkins said investigators are trying to determine a suspect.

  • rob

    another tragedy that could have been avoided with mediocre parenting! what kind of parent lets a 15 year old girl run the roads at 130 in the morning?

  • Suzie

    When are people going to learn that NOTHING good happens after midnight????

  • Lizzie

    another tragedy that could have been avoided with more gun control. no one is to blame here, except the shooter.

    • Ed

      What has gun control got to do with a criminal committing a crime? Gun control doesn’t stop violence, and if you ever search the internet for it, you’d find hundreds of articles on how to make a cheap gun.

      Gun control doesn’t stop anything but honest citizens being able to defend themselves.

    • Jo Humphrey

      Lizzie, gun control concerns law abiding citizens, not the criminals. Do criminals follow rules and laws? That just strengthens the criminal element, not protecting the public.

      The child should have been at home. What kind of people was she hanging out with and why was she allowed to be out that late? Nothing good happens after midnight.

    • rob_man

      And home grown terrorist control. There terrorist and we need to treat them like that.

  • jq55

    these kids are out of control

  • rob_man

    When are people going to learn that gangs are mothing but home grown terrorist. And our govnment should treat them like terrorist.

  • boyd lively

    a young life lost and all you talk about is gun control, shame on you.

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