Two teenagers were arrested after Texas deputies said they allegedly fired 100 rounds and "hit the wrong house" in a drive-by shooting, killing an innocent woman and wounding another person.
The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in San Antonio. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies were patrolling the neighborhood when they heard a series of gunshots and saw a vehicle "fleeing the area at a high speed."
The vehicle was eventually stopped and two suspects, 14 and 15, were arrested, Salazar said at a news conference. Both teens were charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff said in an update on Saturday.
The 15-year-old was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and the 14-year-old with evading arrest on foot.
"I don’t think they’re showing any remorse whatsoever,” the sheriff said about the suspects.
Salazar said he believes the teens "came to this location and did a drive-by shooting" and "hit the wrong house."
Novita Brazil, 25, was killed. The sheriff said Brazil was in her bedroom doing some work when the suspects fired upwards of 100 rounds of various calibers into her home. A second woman, who was an Airbnb guest staying in one of the bedrooms, was shot and injured.
Salazar said they were both "completely innocent."
"We’ve got a pretty heartbreaking scene. Quite frankly, it shocks the conscience to know what happened out here," he said.
The home next to Brazil's may have been the intended target, the sheriff said. During the shooting, three teenagers armed with pistols and an AR-15 exited the home and "began indiscriminately spraying the neighborhood with gunfire in an effort to shoot those two suspects," Salazar said. The teens, ages 17, 15, and 14, were arrested Friday and charged with deadly conduct with a firearm.
Authorities believe the suspect vehicle and weapons may have been stolen. Salazar said there could be additional arrests.
It's not clear if the teens will be charged as adults or if they have obtained attorneys.