4-year-old boy fatally shot in drive-by shooting on east side

4-year-old fatally shot in drive-by shooting on east side

SAN ANTONIO - A 4-year-old boy is dead and his mother in the hospital after a drive-by shooting on their home.

Neighbors reported the gunfire shortly before midnight on Wednesday at the corner of Hub Avenue and Gay Boulevard on the city’s east side.

When police arrived they found a 4-year-old De-Earlvion Whitley shot in the head. Sadly, he died a short time later at the scene.

Investigators said his mother and father were inconsolable. They thought the boy’s mother was having a panic but soon realized she had been shot twice in the leg. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A 7-year-old and another adult in the home were not hit.

Investigators said they found at least 40 shell casings around the house and police recovered a handgun and a rifle from the street. Officers are talking to people in the area to possibly get a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

© 2017 KENS-TV


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