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Teen suspects fired more than 100 shots at wrong dwelling, hitting 2 ‘innocent victims,’ sheriff says


SAN ANTONIO – Two girls who have been hit by gunfire sprayed into a house in West Bexar County early Tuesday weren’t the supposed targets of that drive-by taking pictures, in line with Sheriff Javier Salazar.

One girl died after being shot within the face inside the house, positioned within the 11400 block of Bald Mountain.

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The different suffered a gunshot wound to her leg.

Deputies shortly caught up with two teenagers, who they imagine have been accountable.

“Fourteen-, 15-year-olds are out doing a drive-by shooting in the dead of night,” Salazar mentioned. “They hit the wrong house.”

The sheriff known as the state of affairs, which occurred round 12:30 a.m., “heartbreaking.”

He mentioned neither girl had something to do with the difficulty.

“She was in her bedroom, doing some work on her computer and she was shot and killed almost instantaneously,” Salazar mentioned. “The secondary victim was an Airbnb resident, tenant that was staying. Apparently she had just gotten there that night before.”

The two have been hit by among the more than 100 rounds that have been fired at the house from a variety of completely different weapons.

In addition to inflicting demise, in addition they prompted seen destruction.

“If you look at the garage door, it’s a pretty poignant scene,” Salazar mentioned. “You can see just rays of light where all of the rounds went into that garage door and punctured it like Swiss cheese.”

Sheriff’s deputies who occurred to be within the space had heard two rounds of gunfire, however initially didn’t know the place they have been coming from, Salazar mentioned.

However, inside minutes, the sheriff’s office obtained a name a few taking pictures, directing them to the house on Bald Mountain Street.

Salazar mentioned as deputies arrived, certainly one of them observed a white four-door automotive rushing away from the world and chased it.

With assist from San Antonio police, deputies caught up with the automotive close to Highway 151 and Acme Road and arrested the 2 teenagers inside it.

What deputies didn’t discover contained in the automotive have been any weapons.

They spent a number of hours looking out the world for them.

“It could be that these weapons were thrown into the backyard of one of these houses here. It’s possible that they were dumped along the route,” Salazar mentioned.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office later confirmed that deputies did discover two weapons a number of miles away, close to Callaghan Road and W. Commerce Street.

The avenue the place the taking pictures occurred is shut to 2 faculties, Scobee Middle School and Big Country Elementary School.

Jennifer Collier, company communications officer for the Southwest Independent School District, issued the next discover to oldsters who’ve kids on these campuses:

“We are aware of police activity near Big Country ES and Scobee MS. The incident in question happened around midnight. We are in communication with law enforcement, and all suspects are in custody. There is no danger to our students. Investigators will be in the area, collecting evidence for a couple of more hours, your students are safe, and school business will continue as usual. Our SWISD PD is also on the scene as an extra precaution.”

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