Odessa Police Investigating Two Drive-By Shootings

Odessa Police Investigating Two Drive-By Shootings

by Kim Powell
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Two bullet holes in a truck is all that's left behind after shots rang out around 9 p.m. Friday night in the 3900 block of Melody Lane in Odessa.

"We were just hanging out in the living room and the next thing I knew, there was about seven gunshots out of nowhere," one resident living in the neighborhood, said.

Those in the area say many were sitting outside on their patios enjoying the weather and kids were running around the yards, when suddenly gunshots from around the corner were getting closer and closer. Many said they took cover in their homes until the gunshots went away and they could hear police outside.

Many said they never expected anything like this to happen in their neighborhood.

NewsWest 9 spoke with several neighbors who did not want to be on camera because the suspects are still out there and they're afraid it might happen again.

Just a few hours later and a couple of blocks away, another drive-by shooting happened.

"We were just hanging out, we hear about six to seven pops and as we're seeing that, [my friend] sees a car driving by," Megan Goodwin said. "But it was extremely close. I mean, the gunshots felt like they were right in front of us and they could have ricocheted. They could have gone right through the housing."

Those in that neighborhood near Sherwood Park had the same reaction--to run inside and hide, praying that no one gets hurt.

"I could just be a pedestrian or sitting out on my front porch and somebody's doing a drive-by and I'm going to be the one that gets hit. And I'm not even the target of it," Goodwin said.

Both neighborhoods agree that they just want the suspects off the streets.

"I want justice to happen. I mean it's too small of a town and I'm born and raised here, you never saw this stuff around here and it's just gotten ten times worse," Goodwin said.

Odessa Police has not released a description of the suspects or the vehicle at this time.

Stick with NewsWest 9 as we continue to follow this developing story.