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Listen in, Lubbock: Gun violence in the city

Weston Davis/Texas Tech Public Media

The murder of four-year-old Cornelius Carrington has been cold for months despite an increasing reward for information on his killer. The case highlights the growing concern over gun violence in the city. Lubbock Police Chief, Floyd Mitchell, presented last year's crime statistics during a City Council meeting recently. He shared that while homicide numbers were down in 2021, shootings are still a big concern—something that he and others in the city are hoping to better.


Matthew Stell, co-anchor at KLBK

Helpful links:

LPD releases footage of suspect in shooting death of 4-year-old, asks for public’s help, from Everything Lubbock

Reward offered for information in fatal drive-by shooting, from KCBD

Reward increased for information on drive-by shooting that killed 4-year-old Cornelius Carrington, from Lubbock Avalanche Journal

14-year-old murdered in Lubbock because 3 teens wanted to rob him of money and marijuana, from Everything Lubbock

Community activist Phyllis Gant remembers oldest son who was shot and killed in Plano, from Everything Lubbock

If you have any information on the killing of Cornelius Carrington or Domingo Siri call Crime Line at 806-741-1000, as they could be eligible for a reward of up to $13,500.

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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