Cinemark Theater

A couple walks into Cinemark Theater in Harker Heights on New Year’s Day in 2013.

Harker Heights police released new details on Monday about an investigation into a shooting that took place early Sunday morning following an altercation in the parking lot of the Cinemark Theater.

“Off duty officers were working off duty employment at Cinemark, when they advised of shots fired (around 12:58 a.m.),” Harker Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Stephen Miller said on Monday. “Two vehicles were seen leaving the area, a red maroon car, and a black SUV.”

When police arrived at the theater they found 9mm shell casings. Soon after, police responded to a report of two people with gunshot wounds about 1 a.m. Sunday at Seton Medical Center-Harker Heights. When officers arrived at the hospital, they found a maroon, dark red, Dodge Charger with bullet holes in it and a flat tire. Officers looked for a black SUV, but did not find it.

Both of the wounded individuals were treated for their injuries and released, police said.

According to Miller, officers attempted to question the two individuals, but they were uncooperative.

“One small point that was obtained, was before the incident, a victim, who was carrying more than $2,000 cash, received a text message stating to be aware of the surroundings, with no further details,” Miller said. “(The) victim refused any further information, although there is suspicion they know the suspects.”

Any information pertaining to this incident should be forwarded to the Harker Heights Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5400.

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