12-year-old remains in critical condition after shots fired at 87th Street home
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating a shooting that sent two children to the hospital late Tuesday night.
Just before midnight, the Lubbock Police Department received a call that multiple shots had been fired at a home in the 2200 block of 87 Street. Two adults and five children were inside the home during the shooting.
A 12-year-old girl was seriously injured and an 8-month-old infant received minor injuries during the shooting. The police report indicates that the girl was shot in the back and had an exit wound through her chest. The infant suffered an arm laceration. Both were taken to the hospital by ambulance. The 12-year-old girl remains in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, KCBD spoke with neighbors who described the sound of firecrackers in the middle of the night. They were shocked that something like this would happen in the neighborhood.
"Lubbock's a beautiful place to live. You don't think of it as a high crime area and then two doors down they're shooting up the little kids. That's horrible. That really is horrible," Dale Francis said.
"Kids play and run up and down the (block)... no problem. Never been a problem until now. That's what upsets me. It never happened before," Richard E. Taylor Sr. said.
Throughout the night into Wednesday morning, LPD Crimes Against Children detectives searched for evidence related to the shooting and questioned nearby neighbors. Police do not know where the shots came from or if this is a drive-by shooting case as the investigation continues.
They are continuing to canvas the area for possible evidence or surveillance video.
Individuals with information or possible evidence on their security cameras are urged to call the Lubbock Police Department or Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.
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