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2 shootings in 1 week worry NE Side residents

Latest shooting reported early Thursday in 4700 block of Rosemary's Farm

SAN ANTONIO – Residents in a Northeast Side neighborhood are wondering why a man was the target of two shootings this week.

The latest incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when police said someone walked up to a home in the 2700 block of Rosemary's Farm and opened fire.

Police said officers found 30 shell casings at the scene. They said bullets pierced the garage door, drained oil jugs on the driveway and struck car windows in front of the home 

A 22-year-old man inside the home fired back. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim's mother and two small children, who were in the home, were not hurt but were left shaken, along with the rest of the neighborhood.

"I'm a little upset about this. This is right around the corner from us. We have families all up and down our block," said Jason Talton, who lives in the neighborhood.

Talton said he had no idea what happened until he drove by the scene.

He said they usually find crime nearby but not in their neighborhood. He said he hopes the shooting was an isolated incident.

"May just have one bad apple, hopefully," Talton said.

But a neighbor across the street said the victim's car windows had just been replaced.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, the victim was at a different house on the same street when someone shot up his car.

Police spokesman Officer Douglas Greene said it appeared the incidents may be a personal vendetta or a feud.

"Individuals who are out to get others and who can't handle their beefs with each other in a mature way," Greene said. "Unfortunately, innocent people are hurt."

Greene said anyone with information about the incidents are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).


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