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SAPD: 1 dead, 2 others injured after east-side shooting

Gunfire rang out multiple times in an east-side neighborhood Sunday. Police are looking into whether they were connected.
Credit: KENS

SAN ANTONIO — One person was killed and two others hospitalized after gunfire rang out somewhere on the east side Sunday evening, authorities say. 

The medical examiner's office identified the victim who was killed as 17-year-old Josiah Jef Dominguez.

It's unclear if a suspect was arrested.

One injured victim was shot in the torso and is in critical condition, while the other was shot in the hand. The victims reportedly pulled up to nearby police in a vehicle, saying they had been shot, but the circumstances of the violence remain unclear. The victims' car was parked at Aransas Mart on the corner of South Hackberry and Aransas Avenue.

SAPD said they received several shots fired calls Sunday afternoon. Police were investigating two other shootings located off of Martin Luther King Drive. Shell casings could be seen on the ground near Spruce and South Olive, within a block of each other. 

Police could not confirm if the incidents were related, nor if incidents were related to the three individuals who were shot.

Police are still investigating the scenes. Residents nearby described hearing the gunshots. 

“I heard boom, boom, boom again, and I was like, 'What is it? Is it firecrackers or guns?'" neighbor Magdalena Ramirez said. 

George Gonzalez also described the moment he heard gunshots. 

“Outside I heard the shots right here like four or five of them… pow pow pow pow… loud as hell… I mean I hit the ground," Gonzalez said. 

Gonzalez said he owns several properties in the area, and has been concerned about the neighborhood. 

“It got better. To like 2016, 2017 and last year. A year after… and this year it’s gone to hell… it’s gone to hell," Gonzalez said. 

Ramirez said she is mostly concerned about the children who live in the area. 

“I don’t feel unsafe here. I don’t feel frightened. It’s just the guns.. knowing where they’re coming from," Ramirez said. 

Gonzalez said he has reached out to the councilmember for District 2, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, in order to push for change. He said there should be an increase in police presence, better lighting and sidewalks. Ramirez agreed that there should be a bolstered police presence.