Teen Killed in Apparent Drive-By Shooting in Killeen
Killeen police are investigating a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a teenager in Killeen Sunday morning. Officers responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the 4200 block of Tidal Wave Dr. around 1:45 a.m. When they arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 2:36 a.m. and ordered his body sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for autopsy. His identity was not released.
Witnesses told police that the shots were fired from a car that drove slowly by the house where the victim was found. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division continued to investigate the shooting Sunday afternoon and say they will release more information as it becomes available.
Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact crime stoppers as 254-526-8477 or online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. Information can also be sent via text message along with the word BELLCO to 274637. Callers may choose to remain anonymous and all information is confidential. Information leading to an arrest could net a $1,000 cash reward.