Crime

Two shootings, one on Paul Revere Street and the other on Betsy Ross Drive, may be related to each other, according to the Temple Police Department.

The shootings on Saturday and Tuesday were the result of a dispute between two people, an initial investigation indicated, spokesman Cody Weems said Friday. These incidents are still under investigation but not believed to be linked to other recent shootings.

The Saturday call at about 8:30 p.m. was in the 2300 block of Paul Revere Street. Multiple spent casings were found in the road and a vehicle had a shattered back window. No one at the residence would cooperate with officers, Weems said.

The Tuesday call at about 12:51 p.m. was in the 900 block of Betsy Ross Drive. Officers at the scene found damage to the residence that appeared to be caused by gunshots.

No one was injured in either incident.

A man who claimed he was shot Thursday in the foot during a robbery in the 600 block of West French Avenue said in a Facebook post he was shot when he knocked the gun away from his face and chest — which was where the suspect allegedly aimed the gun. The gun went off and hit him in the foot, Quashawn Evans, 27, of Temple confirmed Friday for the Telegram.

Evans is “from the streets” and “grew up in a rough place,” he said. He said the robber got too close to him with the weapon and gave him the chance to knock it away.

The suspect was described by police as a white or Hispanic male who wore a black hooded jacket and red sweatpants.

Evans confirmed the man rode a black BMX bicycle, but only got away with the $4 he had with him after he bought coffee and a newspaper at the neighborhood convenience store.

He warned people to “be careful and be aware of your surroundings.”