Monday Afternoon Shooting Details Released
At approximately 2:30 Monday afternoon, the Lubbock Police Department received a call that gunshots had just been fired in the area of 2100 Avenue O.
The officer responded to that area and located a 35-year-old female victim that had been shot in the arm. The victim was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. One of the individuals inside of an apartment, 22-year-old Abrean Watkins, was arrested on an unrelated charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Information gathered at the scene indicated a 2002 silver Pontiac was possibly involved.
At approximately 8:40 Monday night, officers observed the vehicle in the area of 23rd Street and Avenue P. As the Pontiac turned onto Avenue O, the driver failed to signal their turn and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver, 31-year-old Jennifer Rivas, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The passenger, 55-year-old Anita Gibson, was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of marijuana, and three outstanding misdemeanor warrants.
At this time, their possible involvement in the shooting is under investigation.