Overnight shooting sends 19-year-old to local hospital

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A shooting in Killeen sent a 19-year-old to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

(Photo by Kathleen Serie)

Police responded to the 2800 block of Leroy Circle at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of gunfire.

Officers found the victim at the scene.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

He is currently in stable condition, police said.

"Witnesses told officers that the victim was in a verbal altercation with another male and at some point the suspect discharged a firearm at the victim," police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said.

"The suspect fled the area northbound," she said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.