SAN ANTONIO – An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital after a drive-by shooting on the East Side, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.
The shooting was reported just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of Wild Oak Drive.
McManus said the boy and his stepfather were unloading groceries from their car in their driveway when two people in a silver van shot at them, striking the child in either the abdomen or chest.
The child was taken to a local hospital. As of Wednesday morning, he is in stable condition.
McManus said police believe they know who the shooters were and why it happened. He said officers are actively looking for those two people.
“Just give yourselves up because we are on your trail,” McManus said.
He said it’s unknown whom the shooters were targeting — whether it was the boy or his stepfather.
People who live in the neighborhood say there are always a lot of kids who play outside, and they’re worried about the violence that happened Tuesday.
Alejandro Altamirano heard the shots and ran to see if he could help.
“They just need to stop with that violence stuff. They have problems. They don’t need to do that stuff,” he said.
McManus said since the information he gave the media is preliminary, it is subject to change pending further investigation.