Storm Watch: Gunshots Fired - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

09/13/08 - Corpus Christi

Storm Watch: Gunshots Fired

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Hurricane Ike evacuee from Houston has been arrested on charges of firing nearly a dozen shots in a Corpus Christi hotel parking lot.      

Nueces County authorities say the 28-year-old began firing after a car struck a luggage cart carrying his 5-year-old son. No one was injured.      

The child was jostled on the cart but not seriously hurt.      

The man, who was not identified, was being held on charges of possession of a firearm and discharge of a firearm.  Authorities say it was unclear where the man was aiming. Several other hurricane evacuees witnessed the shooting.            

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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