A woman who was shot in the face, and then knocked on doors in a Northeast Side neighborhood to get help, has been identified as Linda Ferraro, 30.
One of those neighbors called 911 around 1:30 a.m. Monday, summoning San Antonio police to the 5400 block of Villa Mercedes.
According to a police report, when officers arrived, they found Ferraro, “intoxicated” and “disoriented,” lying in the fetal position on the ground outside a home.
Ferraro had suffered a single gunshot to her right temple, with the bullet coming out through her opposite cheek, the report stated.
Officers said because of her state, they were unable to get many details from her about the suspect.
The report stated that the shooter possibly drove away in a white Nissan Altima.
Hours later, most neighbors who came out of their homes were surprised to hear what had happened, after having slept through the commotion.
"I didn't hear no shooting or anything because our house is so quiet in there,” said Walter Starr.
However, he and his wife did wake up when they got a knock on their door from officers.
"That's when he told my husband that this lady had been shot, possibly, and he asked if we knew this lady,” said Brenda Nobles, Starr’s wife.
The couple believes Ferraro was going door-to-door in search of help and also may have knocked on theirs at some point.
No one in the neighborhood Monday morning seemed to know her personally, leaving some to wonder why she was shot at that location.
A police report stated that Ferraro lives in unincorporated Bexar County.