KVII Steve Douglas

I heard a reporter say the other day “another senseless murder in the city”, aren’t all murders pretty much senseless? Today the list of murders grew in Amarillo.

Today at the America’s Best Value Inn off I-40 two people were shot, one died and the other is in critical condition. Amarillo Police have not released any other details other than two people were shot.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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The 2019 preliminary crime rate for Amarillo based on the Uniform Crime Report Index Crimes is 44.5 offenses per 1000 residents. This is an 11% reduction compared to the final 2018 crime rate for Amarillo released by the FBI in September, which was 50 offenses per 1000 residents.