YAKIMA, Texas — A Texas boy is recovering after he was struck by gunfire twice in two separate drive-by shootings that happened just days apart.
According to WOAI-TV, the shootings occurred late Saturday and early Tuesday at the same home on West Viola Avenue in Yakima, authorities said.
In the first shooting, an 11-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, Yakima police said in a news release. In the second, the same boy was shot in the leg once, while his 9-year-old sister was shot in the leg twice, according to the release.
The children were taken to a nearby hospital and released after receiving treatment, authorities said.
In a statement, Yakima police Chief Matt Murray called the incidents "heart-wrenching and alarming."
“The Police Department’s top priority is the reduction of violent crime – and these incidents are a glaring example of why,” Murray said. “But this is a community issue, and we need the community’s help to solve it and prevent further violence.”
Authorities have not announced any arrests in the case. If you have information about the shootings, you can submit a tip anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-248-9980.