Tuesday afternoon shooting under investigation

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Police are investigating the apparent shooting of a teenager in west Amarillo Tuesday afternoon.

The Amarillo Police Department said an 18-year-old male checked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Further details about the victim, including his name, were not immediately provided.

Police said they were dispatched to the 2100 block of Coulter St. around 12:30 on an alleged weapons offense. The person who made the emergency call told officers a gunshot came from the inside of a green Chevy Tahoe with silver rims. The witness said the injured teen was pushed out of the back seat of the vehicle and ran from the area.

The occupants in the vehicle left the scene southbound on Coulter Street. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police said the victim declined to provide more information on the incident.

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