A gunman opened fire at the front door of a home early Wednesday, wounding a 19-year-old who was standing behind it and attempting to open it, police said.
The unidentified teen was taken to a local hospital; his condition was not available.
Police continued to search for the gunman Wednesday morning.
“The suspect fired a single round,” Blue Mound Police Chief Barry Hinkle said Wednesday. “The victim was attempting to open the front door of the residence when he was shot.”
The shooting call in the 600 block of Globe Avenue came into police shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday.
The teen was inside the house along with a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, police said. At some point, the 19-year-old responded to someone at the front door.
“I don’t know if someone knocked or used a doorbell,” Hinkle said. “The witnesses told investigators that they only heard a loud bang.”
That bang was the gunshot, Hinkle said.
The juveniles saw the 19-year-old had been wounded and called 911.
After being interviewed by police, the juveniles were later released to their parents, Hinkle said.
Police had not determined what type of weapon was used or if there were other people with the gunman.
“At one time during the night, three other people were at the home and they left,” Hinkle said. “We don’t know at this time if someone from that group returned.”
Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763