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Horrifying video shows how a Texas boy was forced to take cover during a drive-by shooting outside his home.

The nine-year-old boy comes within inches of being hit, sat in his house in Fort Worth with his two dogs.

At least four bullets enter the apartment, fired from the backseat of a red Kia Soul.

The car is seen in surveillance footage speeding past the first-floor residence as young Errol Hill ducks for cover.

You can see the boy on the couch directly in front of a window when the bullets come flying in, in an incident that saw six other young people, including a toddler, injured. As cops search for a suspect, the boy sat for an interview with his mother.

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Horrifying video shows how a Texas boy was forced to take cover during a drive-by shooting outside his home on May 1. The nine-year-old boy comes within inches of being hit, while sat in his house in Fort Worth with his two dogs

Horrifying video shows how a Texas boy was forced to take cover during a drive-by shooting outside his home on May 1. The nine-year-old boy comes within inches of being hit, while sat in his house in Fort Worth with his two dogs

As cops search for a suspect, the boy sat for an interview with his mother, recalling the horrors of his ordeal. Six other young people, including a toddler, were also injured, as they crowded around Errol Hill and MaryJane Gonzales's house

As cops search for a suspect, the boy sat for an interview with his mother, recalling the horrors of his ordeal. Six other young people, including a toddler, were also injured, as they crowded around Errol Hill and MaryJane Gonzales’s house

‘It came through the wall,’ Errol recalled to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth of the incident, which occurred on May 1.

 ‘I thought it was just fireworks, but when I heard the screams, I looked outside.’

The boy’s mother, MaryJane Gonzales, added of her two other children’s’ response to the shots fired off-screen: ‘You could hear everybody screaming downstairs,’

‘The screams were hard screams, not playful screams.’

She then went on to recall coming to the aid of six people wounded outside her home, including a three-year-old toddler who cops in the Texas city said was the most ‘seriously’ injured. 

The kid, she told the NBC News affiliate, was going in and out of consciousness.

‘It forever changed our life. We are traumatized,’ she said, growing emotional at points while seated in the very same living room where the bullets had ripped just a few weeks earlier. ‘I’ve never seen anyone get shot, let alone a child.’

She said she’s set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her and her family, so they can ‘move to safety’ as cops probe the incident.

The boy is seen ducking for cover in the heart-pounding clip, which was shared this week as cops continue to search for a suspect

The boy is seen ducking for cover in the heart-pounding clip, which was shared this week as cops continue to search for a suspect

Thr group of children hit by the barrage of bullets is seen here, seconds before scattering. None were killed, cops said, without identifying the victims due their age. They ranged in age from 3 to 19

Thr group of children hit by the barrage of bullets is seen here, seconds before scattering. None were killed, cops said, without identifying the victims due their age. They ranged in age from 3 to 19

The Red Kia seemingly responsible for the barrage of shots is seen here. As of writing, it remains unclear what the shooter's - or shooters' - target was

The Red Kia seemingly responsible for the barrage of shots is seen here. As of writing, it remains unclear what the shooter’s – or shooters’ – target was

'It came through the wall,' Errol recalled to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth of the incident. 'I thought it was just fireworks, but when I heard the screams, I looked outside'

‘It came through the wall,’ Errol recalled to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth of the incident. ‘I thought it was just fireworks, but when I heard the screams, I looked outside’

His two older brothers, seen left and right, were also home at the time of the shooting, and were also not injured

His two older brothers, seen left and right, were also home at the time of the shooting, and were also not injured

‘The fear we felt that night still haunts us, especially our children, who are now scared to stay in the place we’ve called home for four years,’ the page states,     

‘Despite reaching out to apartment management, they have not taken action to repair the bullet holes or address our safety concerns. 

‘With full-time work and school commitments, we never imagined having to find a new home on such short notice, especially after just signing a year-long lease.

‘We’re reaching out to our community for support to help us move to a safer environment where our children can feel secure again. 

‘Any contribution, no matter how small, will make a huge difference in our lives,’ the family wrote.

‘Your generosity will help us heal from this trauma and start anew. Thank you for standing with us during this challenging time.’

Meanwhile, clips taken from outside the family’s home shows how an unsuspecting group of students convened outside appeared to be the suspect’s – or suspects’ – targets, seen scattering as bullets fly from the speeding Kia.

The girl, cops said, was injured 'seriously'

Her six year-old brother (seen here) was also struck. The girl, cops said, was injured 'seriously' as a result

You can see the boy on the couch directly in front of a window when the bullets come flying in, in an incident that saw six other young people, including a three-year-old toddler (left) and her six year-old brother (right) struck

Both children are now recovering form their gunshot wounds, their parents (pictured) told Fox 4 last week

Both children are now recovering form their gunshot wounds, their parents (pictured) told Fox 4 last week

The injuries and identities of those hit have yet to be released. Cops are seen at the crime scene on May 1

The injuries and identities of those hit have yet to be released. Cops are seen at the crime scene on May 1

On Monday, Gonzales, a working medical assistant, recalled rushing out to stop the bleeding of the young victims, cops said.'

On Monday, Gonzales, a working medical assistant, recalled rushing out to stop the bleeding of the young victims, cops said.’

On Monday, Gonzales, a working medical assistant, recawhom ranged in age from 3 to 19, cops said

That one was really hard for me,’ the mom of three said of treating the unnamed three-year-old, who cops said was the most seriously injured. ‘Seeing her going in and out of consciousness,’ she added. ‘I’ve never had to experience that’

On Monday, Gonzales, a working medical assistant, recalled rushing out to stop the bleeding of the multiple victims, who ranged in age from 3 to 19, cops said.

‘That one was really hard for me,’ Gonzales said of the three-year-old, who cops said was the most seriously injured. 

‘Seeing her going in and out of consciousness,’ she added. ‘I’ve never had to experience that.

Close to being the seventh victim, Errol expressed guilt about coming out unscathed while others did not.

‘I was just glad that I didn’t get hit, but I felt bad for those kids who got hit,’ he said. ‘I felt terrorized in those moments.’

The injuries and identities of those hit have yet to be released, but last week, FOX 4 interviewed the parents of two of the shooting victims.

The mother and father of the 3-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother, the couple said that both are in stable condition, recovering from their gunshot wounds. 

The Fort Worth Police Department has not announced any arrests or updates about its investigation, as Gonzales on Monday recalled crime scene officials descending on the same living room she and her son were sat in days earlier.

'The crime scene people came through, and they were looking for the fourth bullet,' Gonzales said, after at least four bullets entered the apartment

‘The crime scene people came through, and they were looking for the fourth bullet,’ Gonzales said, after at least four bullets entered the apartment

Anyone with any more information has been urged to reach out to the department directly. Cops investigation, as of Tuesday, remained ongoing

Anyone with any more information has been urged to reach out to the department directly. Cops investigation, as of Tuesday, remained ongoing

‘The crime scene people came through, and they were looking for the fourth bullet,’ Gonzales said, after at least four bullets were seen whizzing by her youngest son’s head.

‘It could’ve been a lot worse than what it was.’

Recalling the first time she saw the harrowing surveillance footage, she said: ‘I literally gasped when I seen it, and my heart fell through my stomach.

The red Kia seen speeding away after the shots were fired, meanwhile, remains at large. Investigators have yet to name any suspects.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Fort Worth Police Department. Anyone with any more information has been urged to reach out to the department directly. 

Cops investigation, as of Tuesday, remained ongoing.

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