Woman shot, killed in driveway minutes after rollerskating in northeast Bexar County, sheriff says

‘We have no reason to believe that this woman was doing anything other than exercising,’ Sheriff Javier Salazar says

A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed minutes after she was rollerskating in northeast Bexar County, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed minutes after she was rollerskating in northeast Bexar County, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

SAN ANTONIO – A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed minutes after she was rollerskating in northeast Bexar County, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

Giovanna Barrera, 24, was killed in the 7600 block of Tarrasa Wednesday afternoon, Salazar said.

Barrera, a known rollerskating enthusiast, was exercising in the area before she was shot one time in the upper torso area, the sheriff said.

Salazar said that Barrera was either exiting or entering her vehicle when a man approached her at close range and fired his weapon. Barrera died from her injuries at the scene.

“We have no reason to believe that this woman was doing anything other than exercising,” Salazar said.

The sheriff said a man and woman were involved in the shooting and are believed to be traveling in a black Chevy HHR, which resembles a PT Cruiser. Previously, the department had said the suspected vehicle was a black and silver PT Cruiser.

The suspected vehicle also has “distinctive aftermarket rims,” Salazar said.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call 210-224-7867.

KSAT will update this story as new details become available.

Watch Salazar’s press briefing in the player below:

Sheriff Javier Salazar provides details for a Homicide that occurred this afternoon in the 7600 Block of Tarrasa, located in East Bexar County.

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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