The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night shortly before 9 p.m. The shooting has left one man in critical condition who remains in ICU.
A 911 call was received by the Nacogdoches County Combined Dispatch at 8:41 p.m. The caller sounded in distress but did not give much details of what had happened. A deputy with NCSO found the victim in his pickup truck on Cr. 823 a short distance from highway FM 343. EMS and fire responded to the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital. He was later transferred to another hospital in the East Texas area.
Deputies conducted a search of the area and found the shooting took place near Lone Star Church on Cr. 823. Detectives with NCSO and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and processed the crime scene.
The victim has been identified as Breydi Gonzales, 20 years old from Center, Texas. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. The motive for the shooting still remains unclear. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office at 936-560-7777 or crime stoppers at 936-560-4636