Weekend shooting in south Amarillo leaves 2 dead and 5 wounded

Two people were killed and five others were injured after gunfire broke out at a party early Sunday morning in south Amarillo.

The shooting began during a party at an events center just before 1 am, according to a news release from the Amarillo Police Department. Police said in the release that “a fight broke out amongst some of the attendees. Sometime during the fight, someone started shooting.”

One man died at the scene while another died at a nearby hospital, according to police. Amarillo police identified the deceased as Semagea D. Smith, 32, and Dequincton T. Taylor, 28.

The other five victims have “varying injuries but are expected to recover,” police said.

No arrests have been made and the Amarillo Police Homicide Unit is investigating the incident, according to the release. 

If anyone has information on this shooting, please call the Amarillo Crime Stoppers line at 806-374-4400. All tips are anonymous and you can make a tip online at amapolice.org or download the p3 tips app.

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