Police say weekend shootings unrelated

Two individuals that were shot late Saturday night and early Sunday morning were unrelated incidents, an Odessa Police Department official said Monday.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the hip at 11:44 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Boulder Avenue and Century Avenue, OPD spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said over the phone.

Less than six hours later, an 19-year-old man was shot in the leg at 5:19 a.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Park Boulevard, an OPD press release detailed.

LeSueur said detectives believe the shootings are not related. There were no other injuries reported, no arrests have been made in either shooting and there’s very little information about each suspect known at this time.

Michael Duran, 30, stated he had been chased and shot by an unknown person while driving in his vehicle, the release detailed. Duran was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An MCH official said over the phone on Monday Duran had been treated and released.

Several witnesses at the scene saw a tan or silver sedan chasing another vehicle before hearing multiple gunshots, the release stated.

A neighbor near the intersection of Boulder Avenue and Century Avenue said over the phone on Monday afternoon that he woke up to the sound of two gunshots. He said he didn’t see the car the reported gunman was driving.

Another neighbor in the area said the shooting doesn’t worry him, but he’s not surprised that it happened. He said he has lived in the area for more than 20 years.

During the second shooting, Jonathan Wooten, 19, stated he had been shot by an unknown person in a gray or silver sedan, the release detailed. Wooten was transported to MCH with non-life-threatening injuries. An MCH official said Monday Wooten was listed in fair condition.

Witnesses stated after a disturbance between several people, unknown subjects began shooting at vehicles and houses. LeSueur said there were more than two dozen shell casings located at the scene.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers at reference case Nos. 19-15613 and 19-15636.

In addition to the two shooting, OPD received multiple reports of an individual with a gun in a black Chevrolet Impala, LeSueur said.

OPD responded to three locations; Basin Nights, Red Stag and the parking lot of Market Plaza near the intersection of JBS Parkway and University Boulevard. There were no injuries reported at the three locations. LeSueur said detectives believe all three of those incidents were related.