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Dozens of shots fire on the east side of San Antonio

No arrests have been made after a gun battle unfolded Wednesday in east San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police struggled to carry the line on violence in east San Antonio Wednesday night.

It began round 6 p.m. when a household stated a person with an AR-15 was threatening to shoot them.

Police raced to the 300 block of Charcliff in Eastwood Village, the place they discovered the armed man. They noticed him strolling round the neighborhood, finally discovering a rifle in an alley close to the place the risk had been reported.

Police stated they had been in a position to take that man into custody with out incident. But whereas they had been working to comprise one risk, they heard one other. 

Radio visitors amongst officers indicated they had been listening to a big, lengthy blast of gunfire close by.

Within minutes, neighbors who stay in Huntleigh Park, lower than one mile away and a brief block from Davis Middle School, began calling in stories of a gun battle in the avenue at the nook of Belinda Lee and Carol Crest.

One lady, who didn’t wish to be recognized, stated she noticed the two teams of combatants get out of their automobiles and fire wildly earlier than operating off.

The neighbor stated she noticed one man run by means of her alley, soar right into a ready automobile and take off.

When police arrived they discovered so many shell casings in the avenue the proof technicians ran out of markers.

The technicians ended up utilizing paper tags to depend out no less than 69 shell casings in the avenue and in the yard of a nook home.

“Thank God nobody got hit,” a sergeant on the scene said. ” A lot of rounds were fired.”

Descriptions of the males concerned had been obscure, however the sergeant stated witnesses reported the firefight was between occupants of a maroon van and a silver automobile.

During the dinner hour, when heaps of neighbors had been of their properties, the blast of gunfire precipitated many to hit the flooring.

One lady who referred to as herself Lola stated when she heard a shot hit shut by, she thought her home had been hit. 

“We ducked down but it does no good because this happened also last night and we called the cops and nothing happened,” Lola stated.

Lola added that when the capturing stopped and she or he got here out to examine her home, she discovered a contemporary bullet gap in the side of her automobile.

The slug had pierced the metallic skirt and landed in the driveway.

Shaking her head in frustration, Lola stated “This is an every day situation.  This is an everyday on going thing.”

Lola stated police may do extra to maintain neighbors knowledgeable.

“We’ve reached out to them but of course we don’t get any information.”

In her driveway, subsequent to the automobile that was hit Wednesday night, Lola identified one other automobile with a bullet gap in the hood. 

Lola stated repeated shots so near her residence and her household shouldn’t be acceptable.

Another lady nearer to the firefight stated one of her vehicles was hit by a stray bullet.  She stated at first they seen a bullet had shattered the entrance windshield of the automobile, however after they went to drive the automobile, they found one other bullet had one way or the other pierced the engine compartment and precipitated a catastrophic oil leak.  They spent Thursday making an attempt to get a rental automobile and making an attempt to determine if any portion of the harm shall be lined by insurance coverage.

Virginia lives mid-block.  She stated her property wasn’t hit this time however she stated two shootings in two days is an excessive amount of.

On Tuesday evening, she stated, there was an analogous assault through which it seemed like warring teams had been firing at one another.

“What I heard was a succession of seven shots and then stop, like they were exchanging magazines or something three different times,” Virginia stated.

With regard to the Wednesday capturing, Virginia stated she was behind brick partitions so she didn’t hit the flooring however she was shocked by the barrage.

“I heard tahtahtahtahtahtah,” Virginia stated. “There’s a lot of gang activity and drug activity going down my street.”

Virginia stated one close by neighbor who has owned her residence for 45 years is fed up with the capturing.

“She’s getting ready to pack up and leave. She says I’m tired of hitting the floor all the time. That’s how bad it has gotten,” Virginia stated.

Virginia stated she attended a latest group security discussion board hosted by the District 2 council office and she or he was shocked that at a meeting on the lookout for options to crime issues, not a single police officer was in attendance.

“None of the cops were there,” Virginia stated. “We just want somebody to listen to us and hear us out and stop dismissing our claims because the evidence speaks for itself.”

As of Thursday, police stated the investigation is ongoing however no arrests have been made.

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