East Dallas Family Survives Drive-By Shooting


Angie Robles and her husband were asleep when a bullet struck her in the foot. | Image by FOX 4

An East Dallas family survived a drive-by shooting last Friday when a car pulled up in front of their home and riddled it with bullets.

“I heard my husband yell, ‘There were shots! Get down!’ That’s when I tried rolling down and then roll off the bed onto the floor,” Angie Robles told Fox 4, recalling the terrifying event.

Dallas police said the shots came from a dark-colored sedan just before 5 am near Harry Stone Park, down the street from Bryan Adams High School.

Robles sustained a gunshot wound to her foot.

“I tried rolling down … off the bed onto the floor. And right as I was rolling over, the bullet came through right on my foot. It went in and out,” she said.

Roble’s daughter, Heidi Dawes, took cover in an adjacent room with her nine-year-old son.

Dawes said she shielded her son’s body with her own as a bullet came through her mother’s room and into theirs.

She told Fox 4, “Nothing like this has ever happened to us ever. It’s bewildering. Why?”

Robles said she felt grateful she and her loved ones all managed to survive. Aside from the injury to her foot, nobody else got seriously hurt during the shooting.

“I have my kids and my grandson and my husband,” she said, thankfully.

It remains unclear whether the shooting was a targeted attack or just some random incident. Robles insisted the family does not have any enemies.

“We’ve never had any problems with anybody. We get up, go to work and come home and take care of the kids,” she said.

Authorities also seem to be at a loss, as they could only disclose a relatively basic, undetailed vehicle description.

Fox 4 claimed to come into possession of video footage showing a black car driving down the street around the time of the shooting. However, Dallas police did not confirm whether it was the vehicle they had described earlier.

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