DALLAS - A 13-year-old boy was shot Thursday night in what Dallas police are calling a possible gang-related incident.
The shooting happened around 8 p.m. at the basketball court at the Old East Dallas Work Yard Park near the intersection of Alton Avenue and South Munger Boulevard.
Police say the boy, Nathaniel Aguirre, was most likely an innocent bystander at the park when gunshots were fired.
A witness told FOX 4 she heard about four or five gunshots then heard a vehicle drive off. Another neighbor said his friend witnessed the shooting and says there was a fight in the park when someone started shooting at random and the 13-year-old who was shot was as he was trying to get away from the gunfire.
"It's devastating. It disturbs me a lot because they're just babies. That's all they are, you know. It's just the kids these days, easy to pull out a gun. They won't fight no more. To me it's just being a coward," said Edward Robles, a neighbor.
He was disturbed by the frequent gunfire in his neighborhood.
"Sometimes I hear gunshots. It's like the norm to me. But you've got to duck because you never know if a stray bullet could hit you, especially in this busy intersection," he said.
Aguirre was rushed to a hospital in an unknown condition.
Police have not released any details about the shooter.