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Drive-by shooting injures driver in Prosper



PLANO, TX – The Prosper Police Department announced through social media late Tuesday night that a drive-by shooting had taken place at approximately 10:02 p.m. on Preston Road.

“The driver of a dark colored sedan, possibly a black Honda Civic, fired shots at a white pickup truck on Preston Road near the Kroger shopping center in Prosper,” the department stated.

The driver of the pickup was hit in the arm or shoulder and transported to Texas Health Resources in Plano, the department stated.

“The same driver is believed to have fired shots in Frisco earlier in the evening near the intersection of Highway 121 and Hillcrest,” the department stated.

In an 11:15 p.m. post, the Prosper Police Department stated the suspect is believed to have been traveling north on Preston Road toward Celina.

“Celina PD has been notified,” the Prosper Police Department stated. “If anyone has information about this incident, please contact police dispatch at 972-347-2226.”

The Celina Police Department stated 2 a.m. Wednesday that it was aware of the incident.

“Officers conducted an exhaustive search of the area, and with further information obtained from Prosper PD, we do not believe the suspect is in the area or a threat to citizens of Celina.”

Sgt. Evan Mattei, Frisco Police Department public information officer, confirmed Wednesday morning that the Frisco Police Department had responded to and is investigating a 9:50 p.m. shooting from the same evening. The shooting took place near Lebanon Road and Elmwood Drive just north of State Highway 121 and Hillcrest Road, Mattei stated.

“A single victim was transported to an area hospital and the injuries do not appear to be life threatening,” Mattei stated.

Mattei confirmed that the Frisco Police Department is looking into the possibility of a connection between the two shootings.

“We cannot definitively say they are linked at this time,” he stated.