SAN ANTONIO -

When police arrived to investigate a shooting at a West side apartment complex Thursday morning, they say the victim was hiding from them.

Police officials said officers had to ram the door of an apartment in the Pan American Apartments, in the 100 block of NW 36th Street, to find the victim, who had been shot in the heel.

Police said the victim, a man in his 20s, wasn't cooperating.

They said everyone else in the apartment was tight-lipped, too. They all told police they were sleeping when the shooting happened.

Police don't think the shooting was an accident, because witnesses tell them they heard someone yelling threats before the shots were fired around 7 a.m.

Joe Cano lives right across from the Pan American Apartments, just close enough to hear what almost sounded like leftover firecrackers.

"(But) I knew it was a gun, because I (was) in service 16 years and I know that sound, he said.

Cano said he also doesn't know who shot the gun.

"I looked out and I didn't see nobody," he said. "Eeverybody's quiet."

Police hope someone who saw what happened will come forward, so they can get to the bottom of why the man was shot.