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Latino Daily News

Friday May 4, 2012

2 Texas Teens Injured When Gunman Opens Fire at Bus Stop

2 Texas Teens Injured When Gunman Opens Fire at Bus Stop

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A bus stop in the “Little Mexico” area south of the Alamo was the sight of a drive-by shooting that injured students.

Police say a Ford Explorer driven by a 14-year-old pulled up to a bus stop on the 300 block of San Angelo street Wednesday morning. He reportedly stopped, rolled down the window and opened fire while he hung half of his body out of the vehicle.

Several students were at the bus stop and two were reportedly injured by the single bullet fired. One victim, 14, was hit in the abdomen and a 15-year-old victim’s stomach was grazed by the bullet.

Investigators believe the shooting was in response to a fight earlier in the week between members of the Po’Boys and the South Side Bandidos gangs. Both gangs operate at South Tower Estates.

The younger victim is allegedly affiliated with the South Siders gang.

The driver was not alone, though he was the only shooter. A 16-year-old was also in the Explorer, which belongs to the shooter’s parents, and police detained him for questioning.

The shooter was identified by one of the victims and police took him in to custody after finding him at his home.