Shooting victim local officers tried to save identified

(City of Harker Heights photo/file)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A shooting victim whom local officers and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to save was identified Monday as Thomas Raymond West, 35, of Harker Heights.

Officers who responded to a report of shots fired at around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Indian Trail found West lying on the ground bleeding from entry and exit gunshot wounds in the hip and abdomen, police said in a news release.

“Officers applied pressure to the wounds while talking to him. Harker Heights EMS arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures; however, the victim succumbed to the fatal wounds,” police said.

An autopsy was ordered.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call (254) 953-5400 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477.

Tips may also be submitted online.