Gunfire was nonstop, resident of local home sprayed with bullets says

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Published: Oct. 25, 2018 at 6:11 AM CDT
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Four members of a Central Texas family woke up Thursday morning to the sound of gunfire as someone with what police said was a high-powered assault-style rifle opened fire on their home near a local elementary school.

The gunfire was nonstop, one resident said.

About 30 rounds were fired.

The shooting was reported at around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the home in the 1200 block of Illinois Avenue, near the intersection with Estelle Avenue, just a short distance from Clifton Park Elementary School.

The residents, including a 10-year-old girl and an elderly family member, were asleep when the shooting started.

Police confirm several bullets went through a window on the home.

No one was hit by a bullet, but a woman was injured by broken glass.

The family has lived in the house for about two years.

Neighbors declined to comment, saying they didn’t want their homes to be targeted next.

Killeen police were still investigating and looking for the suspect or suspects involved.

Police are not sure whether the shooter was left in a vehicle or got away on foot.

Investigators will be testing the cases for fingerprints.

(Alex Cano contributed to this story)