A man tragically lost his life in a shooting at a central Lubbock motel, while another individual suffered severe injuries. The incident took place on February 13, 2024, and the police are currently investigating the situation with no arrests made thus far.
Law enforcement officers swiftly responded to reports of gunshots fired at the scene. Unfortunately, they were met with a grim sight. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Orion Akins, had succumbed to his injuries, while another person was found in critical condition. This distressing event occurred in the 5200 block of Avenue Q South Drive, just minutes before 8 p.m.
The Lubbock Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit has taken charge of the investigation, working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the fatal shooting. Despite their efforts, the suspects responsible for this heinous act remain unidentified. However, the police department assures the public that there is no ongoing threat to their safety.
Coincidentally, earlier on Monday, a stabbing incident unfolded in the same neighborhood. The connection, if any, between these two incidents is yet to be determined. As the police dive deeper into the case, the community anxiously awaits answers and a restoration of peace.
The shooting of Orion Akins has sent shockwaves throughout the Lubbock community, underscoring the fragility of life and the need for safety in our neighborhoods. The police department remains unwavering in their commitment to resolving this case and bringing the perpetrators to justice. In the meantime, residents are urged to remain vigilant and provide any information that may aid in the investigation.
As we reflect on this tragedy, let us remember Orion Akins and hope for justice and solace for those affected by this senseless act of violence.