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Aug 18, 2014 2:30 PM

Series of Drive-by Shootings Injure 2

CORPUS CHRISTI - There were at least four drive-by shootings on Sunday between midnight and dawn. Police need some help finding anyone who can help make arrests in the shootings that injured two people.

The first shooting happened on Gertie Street around 12:45am. A 24-year man inside the house wasn't injured at all when multiple bullets came through the front window and walls. He told officers he had no idea why anyone would shoot at him. Then he stopped cooperating with investigators.

The next shooting at 4:35 on Vestal Street left one man with a bullet wound to his stomach. Witnesses said a silver SUV drove by the home and opened fire.

While everyone was busy taking care of the guy who was shot, officers chased down his friend. Rick Sanchez, age 23, allegedly threw a pistol in the grass and ran away. His arrest is not related to the shooting. At last report, the shooting victim is doing better after surgery.

Roughly half an hour after all that happened, a 16-year-old was shot in the arm while coming home from a party. His father and father's girlfriend had just pulled up to their home on Arboleda Lane when someone fired several times.

The teen wasn't seriously injured, but the Chrysler 300 was hit by gunfire. None of the victims had any idea who would shoot at them.

The last report of a shooting came into police from a restaurant on the 2000 block of Airline Road. The business owner arrived at 6:00am to find bullet holes in two of the windows. The glass did shatter because it is painted. The damage is estimated at $3,000.

If you have any information on any of these shootings, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.


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