Deadly shooting at South Plains Mall in Lubbock

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is asking for assistance from the public for information leading to an arrest in Tuesday night’s shooting.

Lubbock police were called to the South Plains Mall at 9:43 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4th for reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Christopher Castillo in the parking lot between the movie theater and the carnival, with serious injuries. Castillo was transported to University Medical Center via ambulance with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Castillo was later pronounced deceased.

Investigators are asking anyone with information related to the shooting to call Crime Line at 741-1000. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.

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