It's just another day in Lubbock when you wake up to find that your work truck has been hit by stray bullets.

Lubbock man Darren Warren was alerted by police Friday morning, April 1st, 2022, that his vehicle had been caught in the crossfire of some kind of scuffle that occurred on 38th and Memphis overnight.

Jonathan Cranston, a co-worker of Darren's, gave 94.5 FMX a statement as to what happened early this morning:

"Apparently, a few other vehicles on the block got shot, too," said Cranston. "It’s my coworker's truck. He heard a bunch of gunshots at 3 a.m. and a few hours later cops knocked on his door to tell him his vehicle and a few others on the block got shot at. One of the bullets went into the cab and hit a shovel so luckily nothing too bad happened but still crazy."

Cranston said he wasn't sure exactly what was going out there, but that they think there were two different people shooting at each other. The work truck that was struck belongs to Earl's Plumbing.

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Lubbock has experienced a huge influx in violent crime in the last few years. We're currently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. Every day something seems to happen around here, and we've all grown used to waking up to some sort of shooting or disaster. It's only a matter of time before something else happens.

Is there no end in sight? How can we address these problems? What's really going on in Lubbock?

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