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10-year-old boy injured in drive-by shooting while inside Fort Worth home, police say

The young boy was inside the home when an unknown suspect(s) drove by and started shooting at the residence, police say.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 10-year-old boy has been hospitalized after a drive-by shooting at a home in Fort Worth on Monday night, police said.

Police said they responded to a home around 8:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of Avenue I, near Beach and Rosedale streets.

Police said the young boy was inside the home when an unknown suspect(s) drove by and started shooting at the residence. The suspect(s) then fled the area. 

"It was a normal evening. I mean, everybody was already kind of in bed just watching a movie, getting ready for the next day. So nothing out of the ordinary," said Sandra Moreno, the victim's grandmother. 

Moreno said the bullet that struck her grandson came through the wall and into the back of the couch, striking him as his mother tried to get everyone out of harm's way.

"She was just screaming that everybody just, you know, dug down. And so, everybody just kind of stayed where they were at, but just dug down to the floor," said Moreno. 

They called 911 after realizing a bullet hit the 10-year-old in the back of his leg.  

The boy was transported to a Cook Children's Medical Center, where he is in good condition, police said. 

"They already had blood waiting, because they don't know what they're going to be up against," Moreno said. "The surgeon said that it was it was best to leave it [the bullet] inside, because I think it would cause more damage if they tried to dig it out or nerve damage." 

At the Moreno home, police said they recovered multiple gun shell casings. No arrests have been made as the investigation continues. 

Moreno not only wants the shooter caught, but also wants to know why her home of almost 30 years was targeted. 

"Why are you doing it? You know, have we done something to you? I mean, if you're out there and you're listening," she said. 

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477. Callers can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward of up to $5,000 if the tip leads to an arrest. 

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