Edinburg police investigate drive-by shooting
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:09:53 GMT —
Edinburg police are investigating a drive-by shooting that could be gang related.
The alleged crime was caught on tape.
The victims said a red Mitsubishi Eclipse with custom rims followed them down the 1900 block of East University Drive while they were riding a bicycle just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
"The victims became concerned and started fearing for their safety," said Edinburg Police Lt. Oscar Trevino. "The vehicle approached and the passenger asked them if they were members of a certain gang."
Edinburg police said the victims reported they told the suspects they didn't belong to any gang.
"The vehicle then continued following these victims," said Trevino.
That's when police said the car went in front of the bike, then the two men on the bike jumped off, ran toward 28th Street and shots were fired.
Edinburg police said at least three shots were fired, but no one was hurt.
Carmen Linda Aguilar lives in the area.
She said she thinks she heard one of those gunshots.
"Like a little pop or something, but I thought someone was messing with BB guns, but I didn't think it was a gun gun," said Aguilar.
But Aguilar said she's not surprised.
"There's like gangsters in here," she said. "It could be like teenagers."
Police said the suspects are described as two men in their 20's.
They said the car had tinted windows, and the victims only got a glimpse at the passenger who they said was wearing sunglasses.
"Investigators are working on the case. We do have our gang intelligence unit also working on this case because there's a good possibility that it was gang related," said Trevino.
Police have beefed up patrol in the area, and are going door-by-door asking for those in the community to step forward if they know anything.
Edinburg police urge anyone with information about this incident to call their Crime Stoppers line at (956) 383-TIPS.