“Fatal Shooting in Amarillo Leaves Two Dead, Five Injured – Victims Identified”

By | July 9, 2023



An overnight shooting in Amarillo, Texas, has left two people dead and five injured, according to reports from KFDA. The incident took place at an events center around 12:54 a.m. on Sunday, prompting officers to respond to reports of a shooting with multiple casualties.

Upon arrival, the police discovered that a fight had broken out at a party, and during the altercation, someone had opened fire. The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident that unfolded in south Amarillo.

Tragically, one person was pronounced dead at the scene, while another victim succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. The deceased victims have been identified as Semagea Smith, 32, and Dequincton Taylor, 28. Their deaths have left the community in shock and mourning.

On a more hopeful note, the five injured victims are expected to make a full recovery, according to authorities. However, the emotional and physical scars left by this incident will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on their lives.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The police are diligently working to gather evidence and identify any possible suspects. It is crucial for the public to come forward with any information that may assist in the investigation and bring justice to the victims and their families.

Acts of violence like this serve as a stark reminder of the importance of community support, both in preventing such incidents and in providing aid and solace to those affected. It is essential for individuals to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.


The Amarillo community stands united in grief and solidarity, offering condolences to the families of the deceased and support to those injured. The hope is that through a collective effort, the perpetrators of this senseless act will be brought to justice, providing closure to the victims’ loved ones and preventing further acts of violence..