SAN ANTONIO - Shootings and drug dealings; residents of the Spring Hill Apartments on the East Side say those are common occurrences and they want them gone.
The complex is part of San Antonio Housing Authority’s affordable housing community. It’s located on the 4000 block of Ray Bon Drive near Eisenhauer Road. Police were called out to more than 30 disturbances in the past three weeks.
An anonymous resident said, “In one week I have seen probably - three times - I've seen someone with a gun. Shootings, it’s hard to say because we hear them a lot."
While some residents were too scared to have their identity revealed, a handful of them spoke out, saying come nightfall their apartment complex is a thriving community for crime.
“You're basically like a sitting duck out there. You have nothing that is going to protect you when they go out and start shooting," explained one resident.
They say gunshots are heard on a regular basis. Adding something needs to be done.
“For instance, why don't they start getting security there constantly late at night?” asked an anonymous resident.
San Antonio police records reveal officers were called out to Spring Hill for five gun related incidents from July 22nd through August 16th. Other disturbances include thefts, fights, family violence, assaults, and burglaries. And while there is no record of drug related crimes during this time frame, residents claim they constantly hear drug dealings taking place.
“Plain as day you can hear them. How much for a bag? How much for this? How much for this? How much for that?”
A spokesperson for SAHA said as a result of these findings they plan to step up security and are requesting residents to report suspicious activity.