Neighbors Not Concerned about Overnight Shooting
POSTED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:38pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:42pm
In the Pebble Hills are of east El Paso, they say business is back to usual after overnight gunfire on George Dieter, several shots came from a car directed at a pick-up.
The 40 year-old man driving his pickup down George Dieter heard the gunshots come his way.
"The driver was being followed by at least one vehicle and somebody inside that vehicle began firing at that truck , it was a Toyota Tacoma truck that the victim was traveling in," Mike Baranyay from El Paso Police said.
No shots hit the man, but as he avoided the gunfire he wrecked his truck on the car wash property.
At the 7-11 next door an employee told us, he's not concerned.
"It was weird, but that kind of stuff rarely happens around here. It was to our surprise that the shooting was even accurate," Rick Hernandez said.
Hernandez has worked in the Pebble Hills area for about 7 years and he says this is the most trouble he's seen in a while.
"The most dangerous things that ever happens here are beer runs and we rarely get them at all. Nothing really ever happens here, this is the first time I've ever heard of gunshots or anything, especially right next door," Hernandez said.
Police say businesses in the area have nothing to worry about.
"The Pebble Hills region is seeing a double digit decrease in crime, the pebble hills region is very safe. It occurred in that area and is mainly an industrial area," Baranyay said.