1 dead, 1 hurt in apparent road rage shooting

Police searching for shooter


SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead and another was injured Sunday after an apparent road rage-related shooting on the Southeast Side, according to police.

It happened just before 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Southeast Military Drive.

Investigators said two cars were heading westbound on Southeast Military when an altercation of some sort occurred and shots were fired.

A Jeep Wrangler carrying the two shooting victims pulled into a nearby parking lot, taking out a stop sign in the process.

Tito Fernandez and Chris Dyer were nearby and immediately came to the aid of the victims.

"I heard the first shot and then I turned around and heard a couple more shots, then I ran out," said Fernandez. "He was shot on the side in the lung area, by the ribs."

Fernandez went to the driver's side, pulled the man out of the vehicle and began giving him CPR.

"I swallowed blood, I spit it back out. I was trying to keep him alive," said a distraught Fernandez.

The two men said the shots came from the back of gold-colored vehicle, however police said they received conflicting reports on the car.

Both victims were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center where one of them died.

"I don't think they realized the impact until after the shots had been fired," said Dyer.

Police have not released the names of the victims, but they were both in their 30s.

Authorities did not offer a description of the suspect, saying the investigation is ongoing.