One dead, one in serious condition following shooting at gun store

Corpus Christi police responded to a robbery and shooting around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Shooters Depot gun store in the 5500 block of Leopard Street. There they discovered that a 63-year-old and 38-year-old man were both seriously wounded.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police responded to a robbery and shooting around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Shooters Depot gun store in the 5500 block of Leopard Street. There they discovered that a 63-year-old and 38-year-old man were both seriously wounded.
 
Both victims are employees of the gun shop. The 63-year-old man died a short time later after being transported to the hospital. The 38-year-old man is currently in serious condition at a local hospital.
 
Police said it appears that the incident started as a robbery sometime between 8-9 p.m. A vehicle belonging to one of the victims was found a short time after the incident at 910 Corn Products Road. It appears that it was stolen during the robbery and then abandoned at that location. The vehicle contained guns that were stolen in the robbery.
 
The incident is still in the early phase of investigation and police have released all information that they can at this time. There is extensive forensic work being done at the scene and also with the victim's vehicle. There might also be video or witness information that has not been located yet and police are asking anybody with any possible evidence to contact them at 361-886-2840.
 
Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns looked into the case and came back with the details.


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