San Antonio Violence Report for May 7-27, 2024

Police Line Do Not Cross

There were 21 shootings and 3 stabbings during this reporting period of May 7 to May 27, 2024.

Wednesday, May 8 – At about 7:40 p.m., two men in a gray car drove up to a townhome at 6706 Windsor Hollow Drive and fired 30 rounds into the home before driving off toward Walzem Road. Two adults and three of their children were shot by shooters who fired 30 rounds into the house, killing a four-year-old girl and critically injuring the others.

Wednesday, May 8 – An argument near a downtown homeless shelter on West Martin near Haven for Hope left one man injured with a stab wound to the chest. Two men were arguing, and one of them pulled a knife and stabbed the other.

Saturday, May 11 – Two people were hospitalized in critical condition after a possible shooting sparked a fiery crash on the city’s East side. The incident happened around midnight at the 3800 block of Belgium Lane.

Sunday, May 12 – Gunfire and a knife fight broke out at a North Side apartment complex near Sahara Drive and Desert Sands Drive. While police were investigating the shooting, a knife fight broke out, and a woman was cut. This incident is an example of two problems that are making crime and violence worse in San Antonio. Those two are the presence of foreigners who do not respect local police and the failure of the San Antonio Police Anti-Crime Plan.

Tuesday, May 14 – A teenage male was shot and hospitalized Tuesday night after a dispute over a vintage clothing sale on the Northwest Side near Culebra and 410. The seller of vintage wares survived the incident, but he was taken to a local hospital due to his injuries.

Sunday, May 19 – A man who police officers shot in northwest Bexar County in the 17000 block of La Cantera Terrace has died. Police went to the address regarding a person smoking marijuana at the pool. However, the officers discovered a stolen vehicle and parked behind it while they went to check on the complaint. When the officers returned to the parking lot, a man entered the stolen car, jumped a curb, and drove at the officers. Fearing that the driver could run them over, the officers shot the man. San Antonio Police Department is so concerned about the negative publicity and liability that it conducts two separate reviews on the shooting details.

Sunday, May 19 – A 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach just before 11 p.m. Sunday at a home off South San Marcos Street near Interstate 10 on the west side. He later died from his wounds.

Monday, May 20 – One man was critically injured, and another was detained following a stabbing on the city’s Northeast Side at the 2560 block of Northeast Loop 410, close to Serna Elementary School.

Monday, May 20 – Two teenagers are in critical condition after being shot while playing with a toy gun late Monday night. The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. off East Commerce Street and North Swiss Street near Interstate 37 on the East Side. Police said that five teenage boys were driving around and shooting their friends with a water gel toy gun. While they were leaving the subdivision, someone opened fire on their vehicle, hitting a 19- and 17-year-old boy in the chest.

Tuesday, May 21 – A man was shot outside of a closed Family Dollar store on the 5800 block of Culebra Road around 10:30 p.m. on the west side of town while trying to meet someone on behalf of his mother. He later died at the hospital.

Wednesday, May 22 – An 18-year-old male was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting late Wednesday night after 10 p.m. on the 15600 block of Chase Hill Boulevard, near Babcock Road and Loop 1604. The victim was hit in the leg. The crime is under investigation.

Wednesday, May 22 – A clerk working at a food mart on the city’s Northeast Side was shot in the upper chest late Wednesday night, according to San Antonio police. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at the El Sendero Food Mart in the 1200 block of El Sendero Street, close to Thousand Oaks Drive and El Dorado Elementary School.

Sunday, May 26 – A man and woman, who are both in their 40s, were shot in an apparent drive-by shooting at a home on the Northwest Side. Officers responded to the scene around midnight Sunday in the 1100 block of Waverly Avenue.

Monday, May 27 – An older woman who died after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in downtown San Antonio on Sunday night had attended a graduation at the Alamodome before the shooting. Heidi Silkworth, 80, is from Euless, TX. The second victim, who was critically injured, was identified as a 19-year-old man who was among two groups of males involved in the shooting. This is the second shooting in downtown San Antonio at a well-attended public event. Downtown businesses are concerned after this fatal weekend shooting in downtown San Antonio. Criminals do not seem afraid of witnesses or the police or being prosecuted by the District Attorney.

Monday, May 27 ­- Three people were hospitalized after gunfire erupted at a birthday party on the Northwest Side. The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. on Monday in the 9400 block of Braun Falcon.