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Boy grazed by bullet during drive-by shooting

Drive-by shooting reported at home on Walton Avenue

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SAN ANTONIO – A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was grazed by a bullet during a drive-by shooting at a home just southwest of downtown San Antonio, police said.

San Antonio police officers responded to a report of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Walton Avenue near Highway 90 and Nogalitos.

Police said someone fired several shots at the home and the boy, who was sitting in a recliner in the front room, was grazed in the head by a bullet.

SAPD officials said eight bullets hit the house and eight shell casing found in the roadway.

Marie Trevino is one of several neighbors who said she awoke to the sound of gunfire.

"My neighbor across the street was calling to tell me, 'Marie, there's police all over the neighborhood,'" Trevino said.

Word spread to others on the street through a phone chain.

"Everybody kind of watches out for everybody, and they tell everybody, 'This is going on. Did you hear there was a robbery on the other block?' or whatever," said Trevino.

The boy who was hit was taken to University Hospital and listed in stable condition.

Neighbors are hoping their quiet street goes back to normal.

"You just put it in God's hands, and that's the end of it. I prayed for that family (and) said a Rosary," Trevino said.

Neighbors reported seeing a black Chevy Impala flee from the home, but police did not release any information on possible suspects or a motive.


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