Sleeping teen girl wounded in drive-by shooting

By Sofia Ojeda - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - A 13-year-old girl who was sleeping at her northeast Houston home Sunday night was wounded during a drive-by shooting.

The shooting was reported about 11:30 p.m. on Locksley Drive near Wayside Drive.

The victim's family has identified the victim as Kystal Phillips.

Family members did not want to talk to KPRC2 on camera, but said the teen was on her way to surgery after being shot in both legs.

Neighbors we spoke with said this is a quiet, friendly family. They do not believe the teen was the target.

"I have no idea why they would target that house like that," said one neighbor.

More than a dozen bullets riddled the front of the home on Locksley Road and North Wayside Drive.

Bullets struck cars out front and went through windows.

Houston police said Phillips was shot while she was sleeping in her bed. A bullet went through both legs sending her to surgery Monday morning.

The girl's mother and two brothers were also in the home at the time of the shooting. They were not injured.

A gray vehicle pulled up around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and shots rang out, according to police.

Police said they recovered several 9 mm and .40-caliber shell casings at the scene.

"They are nice people. I see them every day. My children board the bus with their children. It's a random shooting I believe. It's just unacceptable," neighbor Nate Flores said.

The teen is expected to be OK.

Police are still searching for the shooter or shooters.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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