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7 Year Old Boy Shot in Drive-by in East Side Neighborhood

According to, a 7-year-old San Antonio boy was shot shortly before 7 a.m. in his 300 block Charcliff Drive home as he slept on May 8, 2017. He was shot at least once, maybe twice in his left arm as he slept. He has undergone surgery to repair the wound.

Police are unsure of whom the target was. However, the drive-by shooting hit several homes in the area. One man, 44, recalls feeling one of the bullets rip through his mattress as he slept. Fortunately, he narrowly escaped injury.

The police reported that up to 16 bullets riddled the homes. Police then spent hours collecting shell casings and interviewing potential witnesses. Unfortunately, no one is talking. Police have little to go on but they are also still investigating.

Crime Statistics

Crime Facts at a Glance 2014 According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:

  • There were 913,403 index crime offenses reported with a 20.3 percent clearance rate for Texas in 2014.
  • The crime rate for the State of Texas was also 3,392.2 index offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.
  • During 2014, Texas law enforcement officers made 878,686 arrests. Of those arrested, 6.6 percent were 16 years of age and under.
  • Firearms were also used in 63.3 percent of all murders reported.
  • There were 65,338 aggravated assaults reported.
    185,817 family violence incidents during 2014. There were 201,051 victims and 195,511 offenders.
  • There were 18,756 sexual assault incidents reported with 19,834 victims and 19,821 offenders.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

There are many dangerous inner city neighborhoods out there. They are made all the more dangerous by residents being fearful of talking with police. Drive by shootings tend to be common in these areas. Sadly, innocent people are often unintended victims. It is unlikely that this 7-year-old boy was the intended target. Shootings are just one of the many ways to be harmed. From work injuries to car wrecks, there are so many things that can injure a person. If you or someone you know has been injured, please call our law office and let us help.