Monday, July 14, 2008

Pendejo's on the loose

Brave boys shooting kids, the eldery, houses and cars from their cars.

Be careful folks.

Those who did this, you will be caught.

Drive-by shootings leave kids injured
Hilary A. Lehman and Tracy Idell Hamilton

Several young children were wounded, including a 6-month-old girl whose injuries were deemed critical, in separate drive-by shootings Sunday, police said.

In all, police said five drive-by shootings were reported in a 23-hour span, with two on the city’s East Side likely connected.

In the first incident, according to a police report, Mya Isabella Baxter was struck by gunfire about 1 a.m. and was taken to University Hospital with a bullet lodged in the left side of her body. She was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon.

Mya, whose reasons for being outdoors in the middle of the night could not be ascertained Sunday, was shot during what witnesses told police was a drive-by shooting in the 11000 block of Baywood, near Lockhill-Selma and West Avenue on the city’s North Side.

According to the police report, a witness questioned by police said he was walking from a “homeboy’s house” and heard gunshots. He was unable to offer much of a description of either the car or the shooters, the report said, but said the shooters “might be related to gang members.”

The vehicle was described as a dark gray late 1980s or early ’90s Cadillac.

Another witness said the shooting might have been in retaliation for a fight the previous week.
About 20 hours later, at 9:30 p.m., two young children were among at least four people injured in a drive-by shooting in the 500 block of Corliss Street on the city’s East Side — the second of four shootings in that area Sunday.

Police said the occupants of a vehicle shot several times from a rifle, hitting a house and a nearby car. No one in the car was injured, said Sgt. Patrick Day of the San Antonio Police Department, but an elderly woman inside the house was struck in the neck, a woman in her 30s was struck by shrapnel and two young children suffered minor injuries from the shattered glass.

Day said police were looking for a black pickup in connection to that shooting, which came about 5½ hours after a drive-by attack at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Wheatley Avenue. No one in that case was injured, but a vehicle that was fired upon crashed into a house.

In that case, the 1989 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling west on Martin Luther King Drive about 4 p.m. when a light blue Delta 88 came up behind it, said Sgt. Gary Pelfrey of the San Antonio Police Department. The occupants of the Delta 88 then began shooting, he said.

The driver of the Chevrolet tried to turn right onto Wheatley Avenue to avoid the shooting, Pelfrey said, but struck a house on the corner, causing a gas leak and prompting the evacuation of five homes in the area.

The Delta 88 continued west on Martin Luther King Drive, he said, and the two occupants of the Chevy suffered minor injuries.

In the fourth and fifth shootings of the day, gunfire was again reported in the same area. Shortly after 11 p.m., police said a house in the 500 block of Ferris Avenue, parallel to Corliss, was struck. No one was injured, police said.

And at 11:45 p.m. a man was shot in his chest at an apartment complex in the 6800 block of Pecan Valley. No other details were immediately available.