SAN ANTONIO – A Southwest Side man said at least one of the bullets that hit his mother and sister during a domestic shooting was meant for him.
Jonathan Trejo, 20, said he had just intervened in a fight between his sister and her husband when he said the husband became even more violent.
"He ran to the back room. He came back. He had the gun and he had it aiming toward me, like to shoot me. And my mom got in the way," he said.
Aida Trejo, 45, was shot in her side and suffered a life-threatening wound.
San Antonio police found her at a home in the 5100 block of Sherry Drive after answering a call for help before 4:00 a.m. Tuesday.
A short time later, they received another call a few blocks away at a home in the 5100 block of Hillburn.
At that second location, they found Cassandra Trejo, Aida’s 26-year-old daughter and Jonathan’s sister, suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.
Jonathan said after their mother was shot, his sister tried to prevent anyone else from being hurt.
"My sister grabbed the (gun) barrel and then he shot her in her hand and blew off her finger,” he said.
Both women were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police began looking for the suspect, who they said had left the home before they arrived. Unbeknownst to them, though, he hadn’t gotten far at first, according to a police report.
The police report said the 28-year-old man was hiding in a car nearby.
It said when he saw police, he sped off, driving past an officer.
Police said they used their helicopter to search the area, but lost sight of the suspect.
It appears two young children may have witnessed at least part of the violence, police said.
Officers later removed a toddler and baby from the home and handed them over to other relatives. The children did not appear to have suffered any injuries from the gunfire.
Police said the suspect, whose name they do know, took off in a green Honda SUV that has paper license plates.