SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to figure out why a car crash escalated to deadly violence in a West Side neighborhood.
Two people were shot and killed while two others, including a teenager, were wounded.
Police initially received a call shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday about the crash in the 400 block of Hazel Street.
They say a woman in her 20s or 30s had plowed into a parked car, causing quite a commotion.
“You had residents concerned, neighbors coming out and checking on the suspect in that suspect vehicle,” said Officer Cory Schuler, a public information officer with SAPD. “At some point they are fired upon for some unknown, unprovoked reason.”
Police say it was the driver who pulled out a gun and began firing.
A man, woman and teenager all were hit by the gunfire.
The man, who was in his 50s, died from his wounds.
The woman and teenage boy were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
“During the shooting, a neighbor from a nearby residence, intervenes, comes to the aids of the victims, opens fire on our suspect, striking her multiple times,” Schuler said.
The driver also was killed.
As of early Thursday morning, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office was still working to identify the two people who died.
Schuler said it is unclear why the situation escalated but that the case is still under investigation.