Fatal shooting in northeast S.A. marks the latest murder in a string of violence

Two suspects are at large following the murder of a driver in Northeast San Antonio. It?s just the latest shooting in a string of murders in the area.

SAN ANTONIO - Police are looking for two people responsible for shooting and killing a driver Sunday evening.

It's the latest murder in a series of shootings that have plagued the Northeast community, and one resident says the violence is out of control.

She spoke on-camera but wanted to withhold her name.   

“We drove by and there was a bunch of cops, people surrounding in the street, and then we saw a dead body on the ground," the resident said.

She said she lives down the street from where a 26-year-old man was murdered in his car around 9 p.m. on Foster Road and FM 78.

Police say two suspects pulled up behind the victim’s car. The passenger jumped out of their vehicle, firing several rounds at the driver. The shooter and the driver then fled the scene.

Officers say the victim died shortly after they arrived.

Police do not have a description of the driver, but they describe the shooter as a black male in his 20s, wearing a black hoodie. They believe he fled in a dark-colored sedan.

The resident says the spike in violence has her on-edge.

"Scared for one because you never know who's going to get shot next and why. You can be an innocent bystander and get shot," she said.

She said in her thirteen years living in the area, she’s never heard of so many shootings.

In less than two months, KENS 5 News has covered three teen deaths within a five-mile radius of this murder.

In October, Favian Ramirez, 16, was killed in Kirby. In late November Reggie Adams, 16, was killed in Converse. Only a few days later, his friend Noel Reyna was gunned down in a Whataburger parking lot at Walzem and FM 78.

A series of shootings some call senseless bloodshed. “Kids killing kids,” the resident said, but she’s afraid police can’t do anything to stop it.

"Just take care of yourselves, protect yourselves because that's what we have to do now."  

 

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