Police say tweet prompts deadly shooting at Tyler mall

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Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

TYLER — A deadly shooting at an East Texas shopping center is being linked to Twitter.

Police said Ricky Neal Jr. was at Tyler's Broadway Square Mall morning when he ran into a group of young men around 9:30 Saturday morning.

They were angry about a tweet Neal had sent to one of their girlfriends.

They took their dispute outside, where — police say — Neal retrieved a gun from his car and started shooting.

A 23-year-old man was killed; two others were able to get away.

Tyler police arrested a 25-year-old suspect.

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