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Senseless Shooting Sends Three To Hospitals


Liberty Co. Sheriff’s deputies describe as senseless, a shooting at around 11 Saturday night. Two shot gun blasts were fired wounding three people in the dark. The incident occurred at a gathering on a popular sandbar beach off of CR 644 on the Trinity River in south Liberty County.  Liberty County Sheriff’s lead Investigator Shandalynn Rhame, said the three people injured were 41 year old Melissa West, 43 year old Michael West, and 27 year old Coy Cannon. The victim were gathered on a sand bar area when they heard a shotgun blast nearby. Fearing they might be hit, the three began calling out to the shooter not to shoot in their direction. It was at this point, according to Sheriff’s Investigator Rhame, a second shotgun blast was heard this time all three victims were hit with pellets. Best information is that Melissa West was struck in the stomach. Michael West was hit in the hip and Coy Cannon was hit in an eye with pellets. All three were transported to hospitals with non-life threatening pellet wounds. In the darkness, the victims could not give deputies a description of a suspect. The public is being asked for any information that will lead to the identity of the persons responsible for this dangerous and senseless shooting.  To report that information to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, please call (936) 336-4500 or call the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) to provide a “tip” that will lead to the arrest of the shooter. Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous and a reward may be available for information leading to an arrest. No more condition info  on the victims in this Saturday night shooting in South Liberty County on a Trinity River sandbar-near County Road 644.     




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