Houston Elementary School

A lockdown at Houston Elementary School Monday was lifted around 4 p.m. after a person of interest was detained following a shooting that occurred around 11 a.m. in the 400 block of SW 13th Street in Mineral Wells.

According to the Mineral Wells Police Department, several callers reported hearing shots coming from a residence just south of the elementary school.

“Upon arrival, officers and paramedics from Mineral Wells fire/EMS located one male victim, approximately 48 years of age, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,” according from a release from MWPD. “That victim was found lying in the driveway of a home at that location and has been transported via helicopter ambulance to a Fort Worth area trauma hospital.”

The shooting victim remained in critical condition after surgery Monday afternoon, according to police.

Detectives were expected to meet with the victim for interviews on Tuesday, and the person of interest has been released pending more information.

At this time, MWPD investigators do not know a motive for the shooting.

“From an initial review of the crime scene, it appears the shooting took place inside of the residence and the victim staggered outside to the driveway before collapsing,” according to MWPD. “Investigators are following up on several promising leads regarding a person of interest and do believe the shooter and the victim knew each other. No other persons were reported to be shot or injured in this incident.”

This article will be updated as further information becomes available for release.

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