Man hospitalized after shooting in Wharton

The gunshot victim is identified as 20-year-old Keilonn Allen


WHARTON, Texas — Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying several subjects who fled a shooting that left one man wounded. On Friday, April 1, at approximately 6:53 p.m., Wharton Police Department responded to several reports of shots fired.

Authorities were dispatched to the area of 405 E. Boling Highway and 310 University Avenue. The victim, a black male identified as Keilonn Allen, 20, was found in the parking lot of 310 University Avenue with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Wharton EMS treated Allen at the scene and then airlifted him to Memorial Hermann Downtown for further treatment. His injuries are listed as non-life threatening.

Police are searching for multiple suspects in connection with the shooting. The suspect vehicle is only identified as a gray passenger car that fled the scene with multiple occupants.

If you have any information related to the case, you are asked to contact Detective Jimenez with the Wharton Police Department at 979-532-3131. You can also submit a tip anonymously via the P3 app found here:

An anonymous tip that leads to an arrest could result in a cash reward.

This is an ongoing investigation.