SAN ANTONIO- There's a hunt for someone in a silver Chevrolet Malibu after an early Wednesday morning shooting on the West Side claimed the life of one man and injured a little girl.
This happened shortly after one this morning at a house on Remolino near Cupples. Witnesses jumped in to try and save the man's life only it was too late.
One witness who did not want to give his name said he awoke to the sounds of about two dozen gun shots fired near his home. When he walked outside he noticed the back window of his SUV was shot out. He then made an alarming discovery nearby.
“I heard somebody moaning and I looked and that guy was thrown over there right there by the fire hydrant,” the witness explained.
The gun shots in the middle of the night also caught the attention of Javier Canales so he ran outside to help 30- year old Joe Richard Santos who had been shot several times.
Canales said, “When we looked over here there was a guy lying there, we just came out here and started giving him CPR, but he didn't get shot in the head. I know he had three gun shots in his lower armpit”.
Police tell me the gun shot wounds were too severe and Santos died. Three- year old Jaylyn Vasquez was somehow injured when bullets were flying everywhere, but her injuries were not life threatening and she is expected to be OK. There’s no word yet if she was inside or outside at the time of the shooting.
According to the Canales, “The violence happens all the time, but you know that was kind of sad that the little girl got shot”.
As scary as the shooting may seem sadly residents in this area say this is the norm for their neighborhood.
“It wasn't that scary, we're used to this. This is the Westside for you”.