A series of what appear to be unrelated shootings in Lubbock left three dead over the weekend.

Lubbock police are currently looking a suspect in the shooting death of a teenager. Officers responded to reports of shots being fired Saturday night at around 8:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of Joliet Avenue.

Sixteen-year-old Mackinley Malone was found wounded and taken to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Now, the LPD’s Persons Crimes Unit is investigating. They believe a potential suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Another deadly shooting on Saturday has one man claiming self-defense. The incident occurred just before 4:20 a.m. on Saturday inside an apartment in the 2900 block of Vicksburg Avenue.

According to a police report, one officer entered the apartment to find one man with his hands above his head, a woman who was hysterical, and another man lying face down without a pulse.

A semi-automatic hand gun was reportedly lying on a bed in the room. The woman, a witness to the shooting, is the alleged girlfriend of the shooter and ex-girlfriend of the victim.

The shooter initially claimed to have shot the ex-boyfriend in self-defense after he broke into the apartment. He was handcuffed and refused to answer questions before speaking to a lawyer.

Police are also investigating a shooting in East Lubbock that left one man dead and another injured.

Just before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, an off-duty officer at Covenant Medical Center reported that two male gunshot victims had been admitted to the Emergency Room.

One of the men suffered non-life threatening injuries, while the other, 43-year-old Raymond Lockett, would later die at the hospital.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot outside of Club Snow located at East 4th Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard.

Anyone with information in any of these crimes is urged to call the Crime Line at 741-1000.

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