Investigators continue to search for the gunmen involved in Sunday's drive-by shooting, the case is now in the hands of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Gang Unit.
Police were called out to the 4100 block of Prescott around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers say someone drove by the home and fired several shots then took off. While a motive is still unclear, detectives do believe the people involved are known gang members.
Drive by shootings appear to be happening more frequently in the Chula Vista neighborhood. 3News Reporter Jessica James spoke with residents and has their reaction.
The neighborhood has been hit with at least four drive-by shootings this summer alone, all happening within blocks of each other. People who live there say gang violence is getting worse and investigators are taking action.
Lucia Villareal has lived here on Harvard Street for 34 years, she says her once quiet, quaint neighborhood has turned into a battleground for local gangs.
"You come by here at night and see what I mean," says Villareal.
Since may, at least four drive by shootings have happened in the area with the most recent Sunday night on Prescott and Hudson. A child was inside the home targeted by the shooter. Captain Mersing with the CCPD Gang Unit says it's not the first time innocent people have been caught in the liner of gunfire.
It's one of the reasons why the CCPD Gang Unit has moved the Chula Vista neighborhood to the top of its priority list and it's not only the gang members themselves who are in their cross-hair.
"We're gonna go after their family their friends just to prove a point. We're not gonna tolerate it. The citizens of Corpus Christi aren't gonna tolerate it," said Captain Mersing.
Overall, the number of drive-by shootings in the city are down. This time last year, the CCPD reports there were 22. So far this year, there have been only seven.
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