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Texas Tech football player and another victim hospitalized after being shot


UPDATE: At approximately 11:30 am, 24-year-old Asia Jackson turned himself in to Lubbock police officers. Jackson had an outstanding arrest warrant for aggravated assault in connection to the shooting at Park East Apartments that sent two people to the hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Lubbock Police Department is searching for 24-year-old Asia Devine Jackson who is wanted for aggravated assault in connection to Saturday’s shooting at the Park East Apartments.

Just after 6 pm, the Lubbock Police Department received multiple calls for shots fired at the apartment located at 1819 Glenna Goodacre Boulevard. Officers arrived and located a male victim, 19-year-old John Scott III, with serious injuries. A second victim with minor to moderate injuries, 19-year-old Kiana Pipkins, had left the area after the shooting and was located in the 900 block of Avenue S.

Both victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Scott III is a redshirt freshman defensive lineman at Texas Tech.

"Texas Tech Athletics was made aware of an unfortunate incident this afternoon involving Red Raider redshirt freshman defensive lineman John Scott III, who remains hospitalized at University Medical Center (UMC) at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Texas Tech said in a statement.

Based on information gathered at the scene, it appears there was an altercation between several people at the apartment complex pool. The altercation escalated and at some point the suspect pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots, striking the two victims.

Investigators were able to quickly identify the suspect as Jackson, and an arrest warrant for aggravated assault was issued.

Jackson is described as a black male with dreadlocks, approximately 170 pounds and about 5-foot 10-inches tall. Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees Jackson or has information on his whereabouts should call 911. People may also use Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Crime Line callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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