KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen woman is feeling lucky after someone sprayed a house in a local neighborhood with bullets two days after she and her two young children moved out.
A resident's surveillance camera captured this image at the time of the shooting. (Courtesy photo)
The woman’s ex-boyfriend, a Fort Hood soldier, was evidently the target of the drive-by shooting at around 11 p.m. Monday on Hooten Street in Killeen.
No one was injured.
The woman, who asked that her name not be used, says her ex-boyfriend had cashed his paycheck Monday and thinks someone who saw the money followed him home.
She says the door was kicked in, and the suspects may have tried to assault the soldier.
They left, but returned with weapons and sprayed the house with bullets.
"There are like three or four bullet holes under the window," she said.
“This is one of the kids' rooms," she added, as she pointed out a bullet hole in the door
"A bullet doesn't have anybody's name on it, it could have been one of the kids in here that could have gotten seriously hurt," she says.
Neighbors heard the gunfire.
"Kinda sounded like Fort Hood in my front yard," said one resident who didn’t want to be identified.
“I looked out the door and saw a car passing by and saw the lights from the shots, and everybody got down and turned the lights out,” she said.
Another neighbor, Rodney Rudnick says he was confused by the gunfire.
"I told the wife, ‘I think someone is knocking on the door’ and all of a sudden it was like ‘boom, boom boom,” he said.
“My neighbor called and said ‘did you hear the gunshots?’ and a little while later I opened the door and saw the police cars out there and everything. And then, I saw them starting to pick up brass," Rudnick said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Killeen police at (254) 501-8800 or Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.
Tips may also be submitted online.