15-year-old cold case: Seeking justice for Oscar Mascorro’s murder

A tragic incident that occurred 15 years ago on the far west side of San Antonio continues to haunt the family of the victim, as justice remains elusive. The victim, 23-year-old Oscar Mascorro, was fatally shot during a fight outside a house party on June 7, 2008, according to both his family and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was inside a vehicle when they brandished a handgun and fired at Mascorro. The young man was immediately rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. Shockingly, the authorities have yet to apprehend the shooter responsible for this senseless act of violence.

The heart-wrenching consequences of this tragedy extend beyond Mascorro’s untimely death. His three children have been left without a father, enduring the pain and loss that accompanies such a devastating event. One of Mascorro’s children, who was just four years old at the time of the shooting, spoke anonymously with KENS 5, expressing their profound grief and the absence of any memories of their father.

The mother of Mascorro’s children also spoke out, hoping to rekindle interest in the case and bring the perpetrator to justice. She shared the emotional toll this incident has taken on her and her children, pleading for closure and resolution. Regrettably, the investigation has gone cold, leaving the family in a state of limbo, yearning for answers and accountability.

The impact of Mascorro’s death has been far-reaching. The mother of his children revealed that she felt utterly helpless after his passing, unable to care for her children and ultimately losing custody. The loss of Mascorro not only deprived his children of a father but also upended their lives and that of their mother.

Despite not having the opportunity to truly know his father, Mascorro’s son remains resolute in striving to make him proud. He shared his determination to honor his father’s memory and legacy, taking life one day at a time. The resilience and strength displayed by this young individual in the face of such adversity is truly commendable.

While the case may be considered cold, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has dedicated a cold case investigator who is diligently reviewing all unsolved cases throughout the county. This renewed effort offers a glimmer of hope to the Mascorro family and others who continue to seek justice for their loved ones. If you possess any information regarding this tragic incident from 2008, please do not hesitate to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000 or email [email protected]. Rest assured, anonymity will be respected.

This heartbreaking story serves as a reminder of the enduring pain and suffering that families endure when justice remains out of reach. It is our collective responsibility to support and advocate for those affected by such tragedies, ensuring that their voices are heard and that justice prevails.

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