HOUSTON -- Detectives said a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed when a bullet flew into his family’s southwest Houston apartment.
Loved ones said David Yac was happy. He was home, seemingly safe in his bedroom when one bullet changed everything.
“It’s a big loss because he was only 16,” said Alfredo Yac, David’s cousin. “He was only 16. He was a kid. (He was) a child to me.”
Overnight, Yac was upstairs in his bedroom. All of his lights were off except one in his closet. He was laying out clothes for his day ahead.
“I just heard two gunshots,” said Stephanie Daniels, who lives nearby.
Someone outside opened fire. Who or why are questions detectives cannot answer yet.
“We need everyone’s help,” said Detective Jesus Sosa of the Houston Police Department.
One shot killed David. He was hit in the head.
In Spanish, pastor Alfredo Joy said he is sad. Joy’s church was like family to Yac, his mom, sisters and brother.
They moved in to the Happy Village apartments on Ranchester near Bellaire Boulevard less than three months ago. Now, all loved ones have are memories.
“(David) was a good kid,” Alfredo Yac said. “I don’t have anything else really to say because right now, we’re too hurt.”
Neighbors worry too.
“It’s just very, very scary,” Daniels said. “It’s so close to home.”
With no surveillance video, suspect description or someone in custody, those neighbors fear more random gunfire.
They hope someone offers detectives tips to ease the pain around the Happy Village Apartments.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.