‘Glad my niece and nephew are still alive’: Homeowner concerned after family members injured in shooting, fire at her home

More than 26 rifle shell casings found at scene, police say

'Glad my niece and nephew are still alive': Homeowner concerned after family members injured in shooting, fire at her home
'Glad my niece and nephew are still alive': Homeowner concerned after family members injured in shooting, fire at her home

SAN ANTONIO – Two people were found shot amid a house fire on the East Side, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called to the scene just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a house in the 1300 block of Gibbs.

The house was on fire, according to a sergeant at the scene, and a man and woman were found with gunshot wounds.

Michael Herrera, 25 and Angela Coleman, 26, were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Michelle Pettes said the home belongs to her, but she rents it out to her niece and nephew, Coleman and Herrera.

“I just thank God I was here. I’m glad my niece and nephew are still alive,” Pettes said.

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Details surrounding the shooting and fire remain unclear, but the sergeant said more than 26 rifle shell casings were found around the house.

A witness told police a suspect was seen going into the back of the house carrying a long object.

Pettes said the home is now empty, but she is still worried how something like this could have happen in a place that’s meant to be safe.

“It makes me feel messed up,” Pettes said.


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