Posted: Apr 25, 2013 6:29 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 6:47 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Three molotov cocktails were found in a Corpus Christi neighborhood this morning. The bomb squad, police, the fire department, and even ATF were all out there earlier today. But today's event isn't what's scaring residents, it's the series of events that have lead up to this.
Exactly one week ago on Van Loan Avenue Quincy Lee was gambling with friends when he was shot in the head and died in the street. Another man was also shot but survived. 31-Year old Vernon Goodley was arrested in connection with the shooting. Witnesses say Goodley got mad when he lost a bet that night.
Then Monday officers were called to a home on Van Loan Avenue for a drive-by shooting. Police found two bullet holes in a home and shell casings on the ground. No one was hurt and police say the home targeted was the home of Quincy Lee.
Just yesterday molotov cocktails were found, one block away, in the area of Van Loan and Moore.
Today police found three more of those devices. CCPD and the Bomb Squad searched the area for fingerprints and evidence that could lead them to whoever is making those molotov cocktails. Residents say this area is normally pretty quiet and all of these events are making them confused and nervous.
"I don't know who it is but it's crazy, ya," said Anthony Sanders.
"I wanna move out of here. Like I said I've been living here for a while and this is the first time all these things going on," said Cecelia Rodriguez.
Police agree with residents about the neighborhood being a quiet place, they say it's possible all the incidents are related and they're currently investigating to see if they are.
We're told more police officers will be patrolling the area. Officers are asking residents to report any suspicious activity.
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