A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized Wednesday after a shooting in north Killeen, according to Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.
Officers received a shots fired call at 11:34 a.m.
While driving to the scene in the 1300 block of Fox Creek Drive, they were notified that there was one person with a gunshot wound, Miramontez said.
The boy was inside of a home when he was shot, police said.
He was brought to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Miramontez said.
The incident is still under investigation, police said. Detectives were on scene about an hour after the shooting. However, police have not said if foul play was involved or if there are any suspects.
Neighbors nearby said gunshots are typical in the neighborhood, which is about a third of a mile from Jefferies Park. One teenaged boy said that he’s hesitant to let his younger brother play outside in the neighborhood. Kayla Steeser, a mother of two, said the same thing.
“I don’t bring them outside for this reason,” she said, referencing the shooting.
The only other reported gun activity in the area in the past year was from July 15, in which an arrest was made on a charge of deadly conduct, illegal discharge of a firearm in a municipality, according to CommunityCrimeMap.com, which lists Killeen police reports. There have been at least 15 assaults in that area reported to police in the same time frame, however.