Residents concerned after multiple drive-by shootings

Posted at 8:12 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 15:46:29-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Three Corpus Christi neighborhoods experienced shootings Monday night -- including two believed to be drive-bys -- raising concerns from residents.

The first shooting happened at about 6 p.m. on the 300 block of Baker Drive, not too far from Driscoll Middle School.

Residents say they heard gunshots, that they originally thought were fireworks. One homeowner, Norma Contreras says her neighborhood is typically quiet.

She was home when she heard what sounded like a firecracker.

Her neighbor called to tell her to come outside because shots had been fired.

A couple of those shots were fired at Contreras’ garage.

“It’s scary because I could’ve been walking toward my car,” Contreras said.

“I could’ve been, which I was going to start cleaning my garage and it’s like I wasn’t there, but it could’ve happened. And that’s pretty scary.

I’m very nervous right now thinking that something serious could’ve happened to one of my neighbors.”

Corpus Christi Police are calling this shooting a drive-by and say a beige colored Chevy Silverado could be involved.

No one was injured, police say they will be reviewing surveillance video for clues.

At 8 p.m. CCPD were then called to Goliad St, near Port and Baldwin Ave.

Several people in this neighborhood called police after hearing a number of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found multiple shell casings in the street.

No one was hit and no homes were damaged.

Then, at 9 p.m. over Mueller St and Nandina Dr, police tell KRIS 6 an unidentified man walked through the neighborhood and fired off around twenty shots.

Several homes were hit, thankfully no one was hurt.

If you have any information on these shootings, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS