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Police looking for teens who went on crime spree, shot at customers on city's southside

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 00:11:54-04

Corpus Christi police are looking for a group of teenagers who were involved in a shooting at a southside convenience store.

According to Corpus Christi Police, around 7:30 a.m., three males between 15 to 17 years old were possibly shoplifting inside the Stripes on the 6800 block of Everhart Road near Snowgoose Road.

A customer confronted them. One of the teens became very angry and threatened to beat up the customer. The store manager then ran the teens off.

Witnesses say as the teens ran across an empty field, one of them turned around and fired a shotgun three times. He shot toward the store's gas pumps as several customers were pumping gas.

The three teens then fled towards The Gardens Apartments on the 6700 block of Everhart Road.

Corpus Christi Police are also looking into whether the three teenage boys broke into several cars on Snowgoose Road earlier this morning. Several residents in that area reported their cars had been broken into and one resident said a handgun was taken from his vehicle.

Some of those items were recovered in some backpacks that were found this morning at Kinder Care across the street from the Stripes store on Everhart.

Police believe the teens were also involved in an attempted beer run at a convenience store on Everhart Road and Yorktown Boulevard.

There were no injuries in this morning's incidents and officers say reviewing video from inside the Stripes store of the suspects.

Once they are identified and caught, the teens will be charged with aggravated assault.