Man shot in face at doorstep

SAPD: Motive for shooting unknown; victim seriously injured

SAN ANTONIO - A 23-year-old man is recovering from surgery after he was shot in the face at his West side home.

Police said Emilio Fuentes was asleep at his house in the 1600 block of Perez when he heard a knock at the door.

He told police he could see two men through the glass in the front door, and that one of them had a black handgun and shot him through the door.

When police arrived, they said, he was sitting on a chair on the porch, applying pressure to the back of his neck, and bleeding from his mouth.

He was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center and underwent surgery.

But Fuentes isn't getting any sympathy from his neighbors.

Several neighbors said they weren't surprised to hear he'd been shot.

"Sooner or later, something was going to happen there, because they come and go (at) any hour," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

Several people who live nearby described the same suspicious activity at the house.

They're not happy to hear there was a shooting, but they also don't like what they believe has been going on in their neighborhood.

None of them saw what happened overnight, because they say they keep to themselves.

No one at Fuentes' house saw it either. He was asleep in the back of the house and woke up to a loud bang, then heard his son screaming.

Fuentes gave police a description of the men, but said they had white bandanas on, so you couldn't see the lower half of their faces.

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