SAN ANTONIO — The sound of deadly gunfire rang out in a west-side neighborhood on Monday afternoon. When it was over, a 15-year-old boy was dead.
KENS 5 has obtained a home video surveillance camera's audio recording in which you can hear several shots going off Monday afternoon.
Neighbor Sheryl Tyrone tells KENS 5 she and the victim's younger brother tried to save the teen boy.
"I was praying that he would just come through this," she said.
Tyrone said she heard the gunfire about 3 p.m. Monday.
"I came to my door, and a little boy about 12 years old said, 'Call the police and EMS,' because his brother had been shot," Tyrone said.
She saw the teen boy lying in the street in front of her home at Hemphill Drive and Alston Road on the city's west side. The grandmother got towels and called 911.
"The little boy was bleeding and losing a lot of blood,” she said. "He had so much blood around his mouth and nose. I don't think he was really breathing. But, I tried to help him the best I could."
Tyrone tried to save a life. She said the teen had three bullet wounds in his back. She stayed with the victim until police arrived.
"I did everything I could," she said. "I was nervous. I couldn't really think straight."
San Antonio Police said the teen lived in the neighborhood and was meeting someone, possibly over money. There was an argument, which then escalated into the 15-year-old getting shot and killed.
"I love my neighborhood, and like I tell you, you just never know," Janie Gamez, a neighbor said.
Police Chief William McManus said what happened is incomprehensible. He addressed San Antonio's recent wave of gun violence.
"Stop settling these arguments with a firearm," he said.
"Such a waste to lose a young life like this," Tyrone said. "Unnecessary. Unnecessary."
She said she is going to hug her grandchildren a little tighter. As for suspects, police only said they have one person detained and are questioning another person.