Drive-by shootings caught on camera rattle San Antonio neighborhood

A San Antonio neighborhood is currently grappling with a series of drive-by shootings, causing fear and unrest among its residents. Since December, at least two incidents have been captured on camera in the Pecan Valley Estates neighborhood. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported thus far. However, the individuals residing in the targeted home have been uncooperative with the police, hindering efforts to bring an end to these violent acts.

Residents of Pecan Valley Estates spoke anonymously with KENS 5, describing the shootings as chaotic and terrifying. One witness recalled the initial incident in December, likening the sound of gunfire to that of a jackhammer. Another resident captured a photo showing multiple evidence markers placed by the police at the scene. Shockingly, one woman revealed that the first shooting, which involved a staggering 57 shots, had mistakenly targeted the wrong house.

The aftermath of these drive-by shootings has left its mark on the neighborhood. A neighbor’s car window was shattered as a result of the gunfire, and the community continues to live in fear as the shootings persist. For a resident who has lived there for 15 years, this is the first time she has ever experienced such violence.

The most recent shooting occurred on January 22 and was captured by a ring video. The women who were interviewed confirmed that the home being rented is being specifically targeted. Police records indicate that since December, there have been five separate reports of shots fired from this particular residence. However, when the police arrive, the occupants refuse to answer the door, pretending as if nobody is home.

District three Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran acknowledged the severity of the situation and commended the neighborhood for diligently reporting each incident. She emphasized the importance of providing any relevant information to the authorities, even if it pertains to seemingly minor infractions, such as speeding vehicles. Councilwoman Viagran assured the community that the police have increased patrols in the area and are working diligently to address the issue.

Despite these efforts, the residents remain on edge. Police patrols have been intensified, with rounds being made as late as 3 am. The constant presence of law enforcement has disrupted the sleep patterns of the residents, reflecting the heightened state of anxiety prevailing in the neighborhood. The residents are desperately hoping that the individuals responsible for the shootings will soon vacate the area, as they fear for the safety of innocent children who could be caught in the crossfire.

Efforts to reach the property owner for comment were unsuccessful, leaving many questions unanswered. However, since the most recent drive-by shooting, the women have not heard any further gunfire, offering a glimmer of hope that the wave of violence may be subsiding. The neighborhood remains vigilant, ready to report any suspicious activities and hoping for a resolution to the ongoing fear that has gripped their community.

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