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SAPD: Shooting victim in NW Side apartment may have known his killer

Officers searched man's home at Cordoba Apartments for clues

Officers at the scene of a deadly Northwest Side shooting at the Cordoba Apartments said early on that the victim may have known his killer.

San Antonio police and paramedics responded to the 7800 block of Callaghan Road near Interstate 10 shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the 22-year-old man already dead.

Information released by police later in the morning indicated that it appears the victim was shot inside his own apartment, then ran to a neighbor for help.

"It was a horrifying scream for his friend. ‘Help!' You could tell he was hurt," said Latasha Quinones, a friend of the victim who also lives in the complex. "It was horrible. It was just horrible."

Quinones said the dead man was quiet, a good kid, who lived alone in the second-floor unit.

Hours after the shooting, investigators could be seen shining flashlights on a balcony, and taking pictures and measurements inside the apartment.

Officers searched the home and the area around the complex, but did not find the shooter, police said.

"To hurt somebody, it's wrong," Quinones said. "I really hope they find whoever did this to this kid. I really do hope so."

As of 11 a.m., police and the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office were withholding the name of the victim until his next of kin could be notified.

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