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A local man is in custody after being arrested in connection with a Friday shooting that wounded four people at a birthday party in east Big Spring.
Holston Banks III, 20, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his alleged role in the shooting, which occurred late Friday night in the 1400 block of East Sixth Street.
Police responded to a â€śshots firedâ€ť call shortly before 11 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered four gunshot victims, two of whom had received multiple wounds.
The four victims are:
â€˘ Daryl Washington, 47, of Lubbock, who suffered two upper-leg wounds.
â€˘ Mark Johnson, 41, of Lubbock, who was shot once in the lower right leg.
â€˘ Samantha Dawson, 25, of Midland, who was wounded in the neck and upper leg.
â€˘ A 16-year-old female, whose name was not released, was struck in the right shoulder area.
All four victims were transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Centerâ€™s emergency room. The teenager remains at Scenic Mountain, while Washington, Johnson and Dawson were transferred to a Lubbock hospital.
The condition of the victims was not released as of noon Saturday.
Big Spring Police Department Sgt. Tony Everett said witness accounts state gunfire erupted from the driverâ€™s side window of a white Chevrolet Suburban which passed slowly by the scene of the birthday party.
â€śNumerousâ€ť spent .22 caliber shell casings were recovered in the street in front of the residence, Everett said.
Approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, a Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Department deputy stopped an automobile matching the description of the suspect vehicle.
â€śBased on witness accounts and evidence at the scene, the driver (Banks) was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,â€ť Everett said.
Banks remains in the Howard County Detention Center this weekend, pending arraignment. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second degree felony punishable by a term of between two and 20 years in prison.
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