Police worried about drive-by shootings in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - SAN ANTONIO -- A woman was shot in a drive-by shooting on the west side shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. Police say that a light-colored truck drove by a house and several shots were fired on a group of people standing in the front yard.

The woman was shot in the back and transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It happened on West Laurel Street just days after another drive-by shooting on the city's east side. 

"Over the last couple of days, at least, drive-by shootings have happened and those are really concerning to us because what you saw the other night is it's really easy to miss your target and hit innocent people," Sgt. Jesse Salame said.

Neighbors were afraid to talk to KENS on camera, but said that the shootings have been happening often there. They suspect that they're related to drug activity.

According to RAIDS Online, there have been four murders in the near-west side in the past month.

Police say they are concerned about the recent crime. 

"We saw, like, really high murder rates in the 90's when drive-bys were really popular and people were doing that and we had a lot of innocent people, a lot of people were randomly struck by gunfire. And so we're definitely keeping an eye on that because we don't want that to start up again," Sgt. Salame said. 

If you want to find out about crime in your neighborhood, check out the RAIDS Online official website and type in your address: https://www.raidsonline.com/

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