Two masked men opened fire at Arlington recording studio, victim returned fire, police say

A person was shot in Arlington Saturday evening in the 2100 block of North Collins Street, possibly related to drug activity, according to police.

Police said they arrested two suspects.

Officers were called around 10:25 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of East Lamar Boulevard when employees of a business in the area called 911 to report that a man with a gunshot wound had come to their store asking help, police said.

The victim said he was shot in the 2100 block of North Collins Street and was walking toward Lamar’s business, according to police. Police officers who arrived on scene began providing medical treatment to the 29-year-old man until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man told officers he was at a recording studio in North Collins, where he was producing music, when two masked men entered the building and opened fire, police said. He said he was also armed and returned fire. He thought he had hit the two masked shooters.

While some police officers went to the scene, others went to check the area where the man said he was shot. Along the way, police license plate readers informed officers of a stolen car seen leaving the same location.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, believing it was connected to the shooting, police said. The driver did not stop and police pursued him to the 1500 block of NE Green Oaks Boulevard. They arrested 30-year-old Kinton Jones and his passenger, 52-year-old George Duncan. Both suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital.

When they searched the vehicle, officers found guns and a mask inside, leading investigators to believe the two men were the suspects in the shooting on North Collins Street, according to police .

Jones appears to have non-life-threatening injuries while Duncan is in intensive care, according to police. They both face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,…

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