UPDATED 6:05 PM PT – Monday, June 20 2022
Authorities in Texas are searching for the suspect in connection with a shooting, which left two people dead and five others injured. The San Antonio Police Department said a drive-by shooter opened fire while a family was barbecuing in their front yard Saturday night.
“It sounded like fireworks because none of that ever happens here,” a young man who lives down the street said.
Police said about 20 to 30 shots came from the vehicle. They added that two of the victims were women and the remaining five were men. Two men were killed and five others were transported to the hospital with wounds from gunfire, police said. Authorities noted six children were inside the home and all were left unharmed.
“I still hear the little girl screaming. She was just screaming. And I could hear a lady screaming. And I mean, it was, it was like a nightmare. Your not safe anywhere. Not even at church, not even at school. It’s getting bad, it’s getting worse,” an anonymous neighbor expressed.
“It’s happening all over the country, #SanAntonio is no exception; that doesn’t make it any more palatable but we’re in the same boat as you know… nobody seems to be able to put your finger on why It picked up.” @Chief_McManus talks on rise in violence and shootings around US pic.twitter.com/DyCkxExvfu
— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) June 19, 2022
While their is no clear motive, officials believe the shooting may be related to another incident due to the vehicle matching a description. Investigators believe the incident was not random, but targeted.