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Shooting Incident in Odessa Hotel Leaves Young Man Injured and Suspect at Large

In the early morning hours of August 9th, 2023, a disturbing incident unfolded at 520 S. JBS Parkway as the Odessa Police Department (OPD) responded to reports of a gunshot victim. The incident occurred at approximately 7:05 am, sparking a swift and intensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

According to OPD officials, a 23-year-old male was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was swiftly transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his serious bodily injury. However, the investigation encountered hurdles as the injured individual proved to be uncooperative with law enforcement officers.

Preliminary findings indicate that the victim had been shot by an unknown assailant. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his early 40s, reportedly fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade. Authorities have yet to ascertain the motive behind the shooting and are actively pursuing leads to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Local law enforcement is urging anyone who may possess information relevant to the incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. Residents and witnesses are encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. All information shared will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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