"My uncle called and had told me that one of my family members had been shot," a family member of the victim said.
Police say Jesse Escobar is not in a gang, and never has been. He was minding his own business outside this house on Avenue E. A car drove by and shot up the home. Escobar was hit several times. Police think gang members targeted Escobar by accident. The shooting had police concerned for public safety.
The Grandview pool is less than a block from where the shooting happened. It was immediately evacuated because it was still light out and people were still swimming.
Witnesses say the shooters drove right toward the pool while firing their guns, then turned around and drove the other way to escape. Grandview Police investigated for hours.
It's the first drive-by shooting investigation this year. At this time last year, there had been one drive by shooting, too. Grandview has had a total of five gun crimes. On pace to be much-improved from the situation in previous year. 18 gun crimes last year, and 22 the year before. Family members can only pray that this father of two can fully-recover after police think he was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"I just hope he's alright," his cousin said.
Jesse Escobar is being treated in intensive care and is in serious condition.