WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Wharton police spent several hours combing a neighborhood off Kingston Drive near Dunraven Lane looking for evidence and picking up shell casings Friday.
There were bullet holes everywhere -- in buildings, in cars, even the fence around the garbage dumpster was shot at least eight times.
Police said three people who were in the parking lot at the time of the shooting were struck. One of them appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"At this point the investigation indicates that it was an innocent bystander," said Police Chief Terry Lynch.
Neighbors who know the man said he was outside working on his stepson's car when the shooting happened.
"I went to check because that was my next-door neighbor," said Delilah Robles. "I saw him laying down on his side because he had been shot in the head."
Other neighbors reported hearing at least 20 gunshots.
Police said the shooting may have stemmed from an argument earlier in the day and that the other two victims were the likely targets.
One person was taken into custody for questioning. The suspect's vehicle was stopped shortly after the shooting by a Wharton County sheriff's deputy who recognized the vehicle description that had been called in by a witness. Police said it's possible there is another gunman still out there.
All of the victims were taken to Houston-area hospitals. There is no word on their conditions at this time.