Gun Fight at the Big Spring YMCA Leaves Teen Hospitalized


BIG SPRING, TX – A Big Spring teen was injured in a shoot out in front of YMCA in Big Spring on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Big Spring Police Department, on the 2nd of February 2023, at approximately 4:15 P.M., BSPD officers were dispatched to the YMCA located at 800 South Owens due to a shooting that just occurred.

Upon arrival officers found the only victim, a 19-year-old black man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen laying outside of the YMCA. The subject was found being tended to by YMCA staff and officers assisted. Officers notified the Big Spring Fire Department Emergency Medical Services that the scene was secured. EMS arrived on scene and began treatment on the subject. The subject was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and later flown to UMC Lubbock.

The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began investigating the incident. The preliminary investigation has indicated the 19-year-old black male subject, along with another juvenile male, were together outside of the YMCA when a silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door drove by at which time the juvenile male standing outside of the YMCA with the 19-year-old black male began shooting at the silver Impala. The front right passenger of the silver Impala (also believed to be a juvenile) returned fire, striking the 19-year-old man in the abdomen.

While still on scene the mother of the juvenile driver of the silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door, returned to the scene driving the vehicle who informed her juvenile son was involved in the altercation. The vehicle was seized as evidence. This appears to be an ongoing feud with the individuals involved.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. The Big Spring Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact CrimeStoppers at (432) 263-TIPS (8477). You can also leave an anonymous tip using the “P3 Tips” mobile application or from web address

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