Drive-By Shooting Leaves Odessa Man Wounded - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Drive-By Shooting Leaves Odessa Man Wounded

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Ector County neighborhood shaken up. That's after a drive-by shooting happened over the weekend. 

The shooting happened on the 1000 block of Edgeport. Authorities say when gun shots rang out, one bullet hit a man and two bullets hit a nearby pick-up truck. 

Elsie Dominguez, a neighbor and family member of the victim, said, "I heard the shots and ran out, because I heard my cousins wife scream, so I ran out here and they were already picking him ,so they just jumped in the truck and took him to the hospital." 

That's when neighbors called 9-1-1.      

Sgt. Gary Duesler with the Ector County Sheriff's Office, said, "When the deputies got out there, we were told that there were a couple of cars that had circled the neighborhood a couple of times. They ended up parking in front of the residence, the people there at the residence had just had a barbeque and they were just out kinda relaxing and all of a sudden a couple of gunshots rang out."

"They shot four in the air, they had come once around already and they probably shot like six seven times the second time, I'm surprised they didn't hit anyone else," said Dominguez.  

The victim was Robert Rey Rodriguez, 27.  Family members tell us that the startling scene all began with a verbal argument. 

"There was just an argument, they were supposed to talk it out and stuff but he didn't want to so, he just brought some other guys around that had nothing to do with it and they're the ones who started shooting," said Dominguez.  

Authorities say the suspects were driving two vehicles. One was a dark colored Lincoln and the other was a white mid-sized SUV.

"By the time we got there, they had already transported him to Medical Center and he was shot just below the waist area and my understanding is he was treated and released yesterday from Medical Center Hospital," said Duesler.  

"It was just a miracle that he got hit where he did and he's okay and it didn't hit anyone else, because he put everybody at risk," said Dominguez.   

Officials are unsure how many suspects were involved and they are still on the loose. If you have any information you're urged to call the Ector County Sheriff's office or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Person hospitalized after shooting in Arnett Benson area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:46:43 GMT
    A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)A person was hospitalized after shooting near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue (Source: Eli Fierro, KCBD)

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

    A shooting just after 3 p.m. Saturday near 3rd Street and Detroit Avenue has left one person in the hospital at University Medical Center.

  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:24 AM EDT2018-06-24 08:24:57 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:37:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

  • Odessa fire department responding to fire near Jackson Ave., 15th St.

    Odessa fire department responding to fire near Jackson Ave., 15th St.

    (Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)(Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)
    (Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)(Source: Haleigh Drybread / Facebook)

    Odessa police and fire department are responding to a structure fire at the 1400 block of N. Jackson Ave.

    Odessa police and fire department are responding to a structure fire at the 1400 block of N. Jackson Ave.

Powered by Frankly