By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

Killeen police Thursday were on the hunt for a 20-year-old Killeen man wanted in connection with shooting another man the third such incident in the city within a month.

The most recent incident occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Poage Avenue, in which a 38-year-old Killeen man was shot, KPD spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

The initial investigation reveal-ed that the suspect, Francisco Javier Gonzalez Jr., aka Cisco, confronted the victim as he sat inside his vehicle and an argument ensued, Smith said.

The victim began to drive away in his vehicle. Gonzalez fired several shots at him, wounding the man in both legs from one shot, Smith said.

The wounded man was transported to Darnall Army Community Hospital on Fort Hood and later transferred to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he remained in good condition Thursday, Smith said.

Officers were unable to locate Gonzalez when they arrived on the crime scene, Smith said.

Gonzalez is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gonzalez, they are asked to contact the Killeen Police Department at 501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS.

Do not attempt to apprehend this subject as he is considered armed and dangerous, Smith said.

On the same day, Oct. 11, when Killeen police closed one shooting case that occurred earlier on Hereford Lane, they began a search for two other shooters in another incident.

Around 9:30 p.m. that day, a man was shot while sitting in his car in the 3600 block of Hereford Lane, Smith said.

Three shots were fired in what witnesses described as an argument, said Smith, noting the wounded man was transported to Darnall Army Community Hospital.

Earlier Oct. 11, bond at $100,000 was set for Samuel Louis Martin, 18, of Killeen by Justice of the Peace Garland K. Potvin on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Martin is accused of a shooting a 23-year-old Killeen woman Sept. 25 in the 3300 block of Hereford Lane.

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