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Woman taken to hospital after shooting

By KBell
April 9, 2011 at 11:04 p.m.
Updated April 9, 2011 at 11:10 p.m.

Crime Scene Technician Maria Perez takes pictures of evidence outside  a house at the corner of NE Water Street and Harry Street where a shooting occurred Saturday evening.  Cones mark bullet casings found on the street.

One woman was taken to an area hospital after a reported shooting at the intersection of Harry and Northeast Water streets at 9:25 p.m. Saturday.

The woman went to Ctiizens Medical Center with unknown injuries. Police confirmed several shots were fired in the direction of a house on the south side of the intersection on Harry Street.

Rosie Hernandez, who lives across Northeast Water Street, said she called police after hearing gunshots that sounded like they were outside her grandson's window.

"I heard one girl holler, 'It hit her, it hit her,'" Hernandez said.

Police at the scene Saturday night were unable to confirm the identity of the woman taken the hospital, but said she appeared to be in her 20s.

Several people, including children, were inside the home at the time of the shooting, police said. At least four children could be seen outside the home as police investigated. All appeared calm, and some wore plastic Victoria Fire Department helmets.

Elsa Aguayo, who lives a few houses down on Harry Street, said she heard at least eight gunshots.

"I just heard gunshots, came outside, and I didn't see anything," she said.

Aguayo said she's lived in the neighborhood for 16 years, and she knew the family who lived inside the home.

"I knew the boys and wife and husband," she said. "I've known them since the boys were little."

Aguayo stood inside the perimeter of the crime scene tape, her palm facing up in front of her forehead.

"I was praying for the Lord to intercede in it and have his hands around the family and the whole situation," she said.

Police late Saturday were investigating and could not confirm any suspects.



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