Pregnant woman wounded by shotgun blast taken to local hospital

(Photo by Kristen Victorin)
(Photo by Kristen Victorin)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 5, 2017 at 1:55 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A pregnant woman who was struck by a shotgun blast fired from a passing car at a group of teens having a Fourth of July get together was taken to Scott & White Medical Center, police said Wednesday.

The shooting was reported just before 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Nugent Avenue.

Few details were immediately released, but police said that someone in a gray car that was eastbound on Nugent fired at the group with what was believed to be a shotgun.

The 21-year-old victim was struck in the shoulder and neck while the rest of the group ran, police said.

Information about her condition wasn’t immediately available.

A neighbor's home security camera caught video of the traffic flow nearby which was shared with police.

"I've had this camera in place for about the last six or seven years just as a safeguard," neighbor Jack Nevill said. "Fortunately, this is one time that it really came in handy for them."

Shortly after 9 pm Tuesday night, officers responded to the 300 block of N. 12th Street to shooting.

A man's rear driver side window was shattered by a bullet. He told police he believed the shooter to be on foot.

Police said those were the only two shootings that occurred Tuesday night. There is no word on whether they are connected.