Man gives first aid to shooting victim on far Northwest Side using Red Cross training skills

Victim in critical condition

SAN ANTONIO – A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot in the chest overnight, San Antonio police said Tuesday.

The shooting was reported around midnight in the 7400 block of Weybridge, which is not too far from Terra Oak and Shaenfield Road on the city's far Northwest Side.

Des Weatherford was at home when he got a knock on his door. Weatherford said it was a teenager who was covered in blood and saying her sister had been shot.

"I was nervous. I got to be honest. That’s just the way it is," Weatherford said.

Police said several teenagers were inside a vehicle near an alley when one of the boys, who had a gun, told two girls to get out of the car. That's when, police said, the girls walking away were fired upon by one of the teenagers from inside the vehicle.

Police said the girl was shot in the chest. Others managed to call for help when the shooter's gun jammed.

Weatherford, a former Red Cross safety instructor, jumped into action.

"I did everything by Red Cross standards. I asked if I could help her. I didn't have anything, so I ripped off my shirt and pressed it on her chest," Weatherford said.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. There's no update yet on her current condition.

So far, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.


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