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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — The morning of Election Day around 5 a.m., someone fired seven shots at the bed of a semitruck parked on the corner of Highway 83 and 15th St. known as “Lucky Corner.”
The driver parked the semitruck on property owned by Robert Owens following the 2020 Trump Train Monday evening, Nov. 2.
Authorities believe the shooter pulled onto Highway 83 from 15th St., stopped on the highway headed north, and fired seven rounds from what is thought to be a 9 mm handgun.
“The Trump Train was literally a group of people riding around town in support of Trump,” said one of the participants. “No hate, no violence. No one was threatened, no one got hurt. Our kids had fun, and we came together as a community. It was pure, peaceful and respectful. Then this happens. What does this tell you?”
Bob Owens, son of Robert Owens, has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the guilty party. The reward quickly grew to $3,500.
“Everyone needs to be aware there is a person that has no morals or concern for our community, that does not mind firing a weapon in protest of what they don’t like,” said Mayor J.D. Hamby. “Firing weapons in town to destroy property is a new low for our town to witness. I am very saddened that someone thinks it is ok to do this.”
Anyone with any information is asked to please contact the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Office at 806-447-2588.