Police investigating deadly shooting

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A car with two victims of Thursday night's shooting crashed into the retaining wall of I-35E. (Photo courtesy LPD)

Lewisville police are investigating a shooting incident from Thursday night  that killed one and injured two more.

LPD Capt. Mike Moore said that the call came in around 10:44 p.m. that people had been shot at Lakeland Plaza, at I-35E and SH 121 Business.  Initially, it was believed the shooting was in a parking lot near Electric Cowboy, but Moore said it was at the Fiesta Banquet hall.

All of the victims were transported to area hospitals, and their conditions were unknown Thursday night. But at least one has died from her injuries. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner lists the deceased as 16-year-old Amya Alane Batie of McKinney. 

Moore said two of the victims were in a car that crashed into the barrier wall for the I-35E southbound flyover that crosses SH 121.

As of just after midnight, police did not know the relationship between the shooters and the victims, but believed it was not a random shooting.

Detectives are on scene and the investigation is ongoing on a fluid scene.  No suspects are in custody, and police were not able to share a description. 

Radio traffic indicated the southbound I-35E service road was closed near SH 121 business.

We’ll update as we learn more.

Update: Lewisville police have requested help via Facebook:

The Lewisville Police Department needs your help identifying and tracking down the suspect(s) involved in a shooting last night that claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl.

Just before 10:45 PM on Thursday June 27, callers reported a shooting in the parking lot of a shopping center on the 1100 block of S I35E. When officers arrived, they found two victims: a 16-year-old female and a man. EMS transported both victims to the hospital, where the teenage girl was pronounced deceased. The man is in critical condition. A third person had minor injuries.

A motive is unknown at this time. No clear description of the suspect(s) or vehicle is available. Investigators continue to speak to witnesses and gather evidence as we search for the suspect(s). Anyone with information is asked to call 972-219-TIPS (8477).

A lot of people were in the area at the time of the shooting, and we believe someone knows who is responsible for this act. Any information you might have could help bring justice to this teenage victim and her family. We ask that you join us in offering support and sympathy to the victims and their families.

Last updated 6/28/2019 – 9:23 a.m.

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