Apparent dispute led to woman’s deadly shooting at apartment complex, police say

No arrests so far in connection with shooting

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police believe some sort of dispute or fight led to the fatal shooting of a woman Tuesday night at an apartment complex on the Northwest Side of town.

Officers found Lydia Morales, 44, suffering from a gunshot wound when they responded around 9:30 p.m. to the Forest Ridge apartments.

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Morales was rushed to a hospital where she died.

Officers at the scene, in the 7800 block of Chambers Road, said a man told them he shot Morales in self-defense.

They said it may have happened as the result of a dispute or fight involving two men.

A preliminary police report said it was unclear whether Morales was involved in that situation. However, she was struck by the gunfire.

At the apartment complex Wednesday morning, a man told KSAT 12 News off-camera that he is related to Morales.

He said the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between Morales and a neighbor.

Police said the case is still under investigation.

At this time, though, they have not made any arrests in this case, the police report said.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Santiago Esparza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12.