‘I still need my mother’: Daughter of woman fatally shot at West Side apartment pleads for answers

Kristina Carreon, 49, died late Tuesday

SAN ANTONIO – Kristina Carreon, 49, was inside her apartment, located in the 2400 block of Pinn Road, when she was hit by bullets fired from outside.

She later died on scene, according to San Antonio police.

Carreon’s daughter and boyfriend were at the apartment at the time of the shooting, around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

“Why, why did this happen? Why did you shoot through our door? Why here? Why just our door?” said the daughter of Carreon, who wished to remain anonymous.

It’s the same questions that San Antonio police are asking.

Officials said they did not know if the shooting was random or intended for someone specifically. Police have not made any arrests so far.

Immediately after the shooting, officers said they did not even have a description of the shooter.

Police said Carreon was on her way to answer the door when she was hit by gunfire.

Carreon’s daughter said she was the one who was heading to the door after the knocks came. She claimed she felt the bullets blow through the door, traveling right next to her. The gunfire missed her and struck her mother, who was asleep in another room.

The daughter called 9-1-1 and followed their instructions until an ambulance could arrive.

“I was putting pressure and doing chest compressions,” said the daughter, then adding that she had never attempted it before. “It was very scary because my mother stopped breathing. When the cops got here she made a little noise with her mouth. I thought she was getting better. I don’t know if that was her saying goodbye to me.”

The daughter said she and her father will not be staying at their apartment until more information on the suspect is available.

“I wish she was here with me because I’m 21. I still need my mother. I still need her support,” said the daughter.

The family now plans to try and gather what money they can do they have a proper funeral for Kristina Carreon.

About the Authors:

John Paul Barajas is a reporter at KSAT 12. Previously, he worked at KRGV 5 in the Rio Grande Valley. He has a degree from the University of Houston. In his free time, he likes to get a workout in, spend time on the water and check out good eats and drinks.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.