A man shot several times Monday told investigators he was sitting on the front porch about 8 p.m. when a stranger walked up and opened fire, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

Deputies on Tuesday evening still were investigating the shooting, which occurred in the 2600 block of Avenue D in an unincorporated area near the city.

The victim, described only as being in his 20s, was transported with several gunshot wounds but survived the shooting, Trochesset said.

Investigators found six shell casings at the scene of the shooting, Trochesset said. It was unclear Tuesday how many shots hit the victim.

The victim’s relatives and neighbors were home at the time of the shooting and went outside after hearing gunshots, Trochesset said.

Investigators found one bullet in the wall of the neighbor’s residence, Trochesset said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


Recommended for you

(1) comment

Doug Sivyer

Yup! This is what we have in the nation. It's like the wild, wild west , when ever Tom Dick and Harry has a gun. Gee, I wonder why we so much gun violence in this nation? Duh???.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.