The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office said one person was shot and hospitalized Wednesday in an apparent botched drug deal outside Collinsville.


GCSO Lt. Heath Wester said investigators believe at least five people from Oklahoma met on a county road northwest of Collinsville on Wednesday afternoon in order to sell and purchase marijuana.


“They were in a car and they met outside in the county on Pearce Street,” Wester said. “That’s where the alleged drug transaction was occurring.”


Wester said investigators believe the five people agreed to exchange one pound of marijuana, when gunfire broke out. The lieutenant said one person was shot in the shoulder and was treated and released at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center. Wester said the suspected male shooter and several others with him fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. It was unclear how many gun shots were fired or whether investigators recovered any of the drugs at the scene.


“There was one shooter, but probably three or four people with him,” Wester said. “We’re still trying to figure that all out.”


Wester said the sheriff’s office was still searching for the suspects Thursday but said investigators believed the suspects did not pose a threat to public safety. It was unclear whether the suspects were still believed to be in Texas.


“We’re actively seeking the suspects involved in the shooting,” Wester said. “We’re actively pursuing it and hope to have some charges filed.”


Those with information regarding the incident or the suspects’ locations are encouraged to call the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office at 903-813-4408.