DALLAS - A mother of a teen struck by a bullet while she was asleep in a Dallas home said an online feud led to the drive-by shooting.
The front of the family's home in the 5700 block of Bellcrest Drive was riddled with bullets just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The shooting happened across the street from J.N. Ervin Elementary School.
Police said a 14-year-old girl was struck by at least one bullet in her side as she slept in her bed in the front room of the family's East Oak Cliff home. She is now listed in good condition at Baylor Hospital.
Tanya Johnson, the victim's mother, said an online feud on Facebook between her daughter and some female friends Tuesday led to the drive-by. Johnson told News 8 the fight escalated when her daughter's friends showed up in the front yard and got into a physical fight with her daughter at about 1:45 a.m. and then returned an hour later in a drive-by retaliation.
"The police are going to get you," she said to whoever was behind the shooting. "And I will prosecute to the fullest."
Neighbors, who declined to provide their names, told News 8 they heard several shots fired.
"It sounded like 'pop, pop. pop,'" one neighbor said.
Authorities have not named a suspect and said they do not have a description of the gunmen or the vehicle involved.
Johnson said she was in the house with her boyfriend and four children at the time of the drive-by.
One neighbor said she was in shock. She said the victim frequently had young friends visiting, but never witnessed any fighting.
"What kind of beef could lead up to something like this?" the neighbor said. "This is awful."
The victim is expected to recover.