Bryan Drive-By Shooting Victim Feels Lucky Nobody Seriously Hurt

It's still unknown why a north Bryan home was targeted in a drive-by shooting.

Several shots were fired into a home Monday night where children were present.

One man was shot in the leg and another was grazed by a bullet.

News 3 talked to one of the victims who says it's amazing no one was seriously hurt.

19-year-old Johnny Childs is walking slower right now after a drive-by shooting at his brother's house Monday night.

Childs says 10 people were at the home on Boulevard Street playing video games. His 3 and 4-year-old niece and nephew were there too.

"Yeah I heard screaming. I didn't know what was going on at the moment," said Johnny Childs.

The barrage of bullets struck the home, a car and even the next door neighbor's house damaging an air conditioner.

"I was standing up in the doorway and at first we heard like pow pow. When we heard the shots we didn't think nothing of it because you always hear shots over here on this side, but when were heard them start penetrating the house, that's when everybody took off and started trying to run," he recalled.

Johnny Childs tells us he heard around six shots being fired and then he hit the ground. He wasn't able to see the shooter.

"The back of the bullet was in the back of my leg, stuck in my leg," he showed News 3.

He doesn't know why his brother's house was hit.

His friend 23-year-old Therheis Warren's hand was grazed by a bullet and didn't need medical treatment.

Police are looking for a white two door truck, possibly a Chevrolet.

"Drive-by shootings are sporadic, you know sometimes they come in groups and then sometimes you won't see any for awhile," said Officer Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department.

"I was on the ground scrambling. I could have got hit in the head, could have got hit, anyone else could have gotten hit," said Childs.

Childs is hoping for a quick rehabilitation and return as a football player at Tyler Junior College, where he's on partial scholarship having been redshirted.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting, but say it's not gang-related.

The last reported drive-by shooting in Bryan was in June of last year.


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