August 5, 2022

USA: Police Need Public's Help Capturing Teens Pellet Gun Drive-By Shooting Attacks Around Galveston Island Tourist Family Friendly Hotspot In Houston, Texas. Some Shot In The Face.

KPRC 2 Click2Houston published August 3, 2022: Pellet Gun Attack: 7 people injured. 
KHOU 11 published August , 2022: No one was seriously hurt, but at least two people were taken to an area hospital.

KHOU11 News, Houston local
written by Michelle Homer
Friday August 5, 2022

Witnesses told officers the suspects were in a beige SUV and appeared to be juveniles.

GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston police are trying to track down the suspects who've been shooting at people with pellet guns all over the island.

They say calls started coming in just after 8 p.m. Tuesday from multiple locations.

Multiple people were hit, according to police, but only a couple of them went to UTMB by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

One of the victims shot was reportedly a man who was shot in the back while pushing a stroller along The Seawall near 25th Street. It's not clear if he was one of the patients treated at UTMB.

Witnesses told officers the suspects were in a beige SUV and appeared to be juveniles.

No arrests had been made at last check.

"There is no current danger to the public," GPD said in a statement.
How is there "no current danger to the public" when the assailants are still at large? These shooters have proven themselves to be armed and dangerous and haven't been arrested. (emphasis mine)
The Galveston Police Department (GPD) is asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact them at 409-765-3702.

Information about this incident can also be given anonymously by calling Galveston Crimes Stoppers at 409-765-8477.
FOX 26 Houston published August 3, 2022: Police investigating pellet gun shooting spree in Galveston. FOX 26 Reporter Matthew Seedorff has more as seven people have been injured during a pellet gun shooting spree.

FOX26 News
written by Matthew Seedorff
Wednesday August 3, 2022

GALVESTON, Texas - Police in Galveston are investigating a series of pellet gun shootings on Galveston Island.

On Tuesday evening, at least seven people were hit by pellets at four different spots in Galveston. Authorities believe the shooter was a young person and had been driving around with several other teenagers or young adults.

"Now, I’m scared to [walk] across the street to go get an ice cream," said Don Simon. "So I’m getting in my car to go to the store and get some ice cream."

Simon lives near Pleasure Pier, close to where at least two of the victims were hit by pellets.

"Everyone in town is talking about it," said Simon. "Some young kids were driving around with a pellet gun shooting at people."

Seven people were injured hit by pellets, including two that received medical treatment at the hospital. According to reports, two of the victims were shot in the face. One had been a pushing a baby with a stroller.

"It’s summertime, " said Ben Obomese. "People come here with their guard down, not expecting to hear something like that. It kind of has us concerned."

"I think it’s really scary, but we have a pretty safe community here," said Taishia Seeba. "I moved here about a year ago, I’ve never felt more safe."

Galveston Police provided the written statement below regarding the incident.

"The victims along with potential witnesses advised responding officers the suspects were operating a Beige in color SUV," said a member of Galveston PD. "It was reported the suspect’s vehicle appeared to be occupied by several unidentified juveniles. The reported injuries sustained during the assault were non-life threatening. GEMS transported two adult victims to UTMB Health at Galveston for treatment of minor injuries. There is no current danger to the public. Detectives are currently investigating these incidents."

So far, no arrests have been made. If you have any information, you’re urged to contact Galveston police at (409) 765-3702.

"My generation, my kids, they don’t think this way," said Simon. "Who runs around with a gun, and shoots pellets at people?"

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