San Antonio was left reeling from a devastating incident that unfolded during a weekend house party. A 20-year-old man allegedly opened fire, leaving five victims in his wake, two of them fatally. The shocking event took place on Saturday, October 28, casting a dark cloud over the city and leaving the community in shock and grief.
At approximately 9:40 p.m., the San Antonio Police Department received multiple calls reporting a shooting in the 300 block of Roslyn Avenue. Responding swiftly to the distressing reports, officers arrived at the scene and discovered the grim aftermath of the violence. Five victims were found, and the scene was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Among the wounded was a 13-year-old girl, caught up in the senseless violence that erupted during what was meant to be a festive gathering.
San Antonio Police spokesperson Nick Soliz provided some insight into the tragic events that transpired. According to Soliz, the incident unfolded during a party hosted at a residence on Roslyn Avenue. An altercation between two attendees escalated when one of them left the scene to gather family members. Upon their return, the situation spiraled out of control as an argument morphed into a potentially deadly confrontation when a firearm was drawn.
The consequences of the encounter were catastrophic. Tragically, two adults lost their lives in the midst of the chaos. These victims, a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, had their lives abruptly cut short, their identities withheld for the time being. The gravest of all ironies was the fact that these individuals were the parents of the 13-year-old girl, who also fell victim to the violence that fateful evening.
In the face of the armed confrontation, the 40-year-old victim valiantly returned fire, wounding both the 20-year-old Raul Trevino and one of his relatives. Thankfully, the injuries sustained by these individuals were not life-threatening.
However, the repercussions of this horrifying event will be extensive. Raul Trevino, the alleged assailant, was arrested and now faces charges of capital murder. The entire community remains shaken by the senseless loss of life and the trauma inflicted upon those who were caught in the crossfire.
San Antonio is still grappling with the shockwaves of this tragedy. To further complicate matters, it was revealed that, just a few days prior to this incident, another shooting took place on the same block. On October 26, a 10-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were shot. Authorities suspect a connection between the two incidents, heightening concerns about violence and safety in the area.
This harrowing event serves as a stark reminder of the need for community vigilance and continued efforts to address the root causes of violence, ensuring that such devastating incidents become a thing of the past.