Longview teenager shot several times

A Longview teenager was shot several times overnight, around 1:30 am in the 100 block of Garfield Drive. The boy is recovering from surgery.

Police say this shooting started inside the apartment complex, where illegal gambling was taking place. Police also say the teenager knew his attacker, and that two other boys were also inside the apartment.

Today, we talked to a relative of those two boys.

Janice Pierce tells us the alleged attacker robbed the boys and then tried to shoot them.

"As he was telling me about..they guy came in to where he was and robbed him at gunpoint and shot another little boy," said Pierce. "When he described my son laying on the floor with that gun pointed towards his head...I couldn't think of nothing else except God intervened."

Luckily, neither Pierce's son nor nephew were injured. Police tell us they have a suspect in mind, but no arrest has been made.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com