TYLER, Texas (KETK) — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting at a bar on Highway 271. According to the department, deputies were called to the Country River Club in the 1300 block of Highway 271 around 1 a.m. Friday.
Right near Charlene Leavings home. “We actually have our guns sitting where we can get to them, because of all the shooting down here,” said Leavings.
Once law enforcement arrived, deputies found a man that had been shot in the leg. The man who got shot was bleeding out. A deputy was able to apply a tourniquet above the wound to stop the bleeding.
The officers began a search for the person responsible. They say the person is a man that left in a black four-door car.
Leavings says this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. She wants something done now.
“There’s needs to be something and someone down there at that club, inside and out,” says Leavings.
The man that was shot in the leg had to have surgery and is currently in serious condition.
If you have any information about this crime, you are encouraged to contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.