Four people shot during East Side party
SAN ANTONIO - Police are investigating after at least four people were shot during a party at an East Side home.
Neighbors describe a hectic scene on Ferris Avenue, all taking place outside of a house party.
Nearby resident Moma Rose says she has lived along Ferris Avenue for roughly 40 years. She tells us she was fast asleep Saturday morning, when the sound of gun shots woke her up.
"The gunfire at the O.K. Corral doesn’t have nothing on what happened this morning,” said Rose. “Not even the Alamo had anything on it like that."
It was like a war-zone,” said Penny Trevino a neighbor. “I mean rounds were going off like crazy. There were 40 rounds that went off last night."
Police and EMS were called to the 500 block of Ferris Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Saturday for "shooting in progress." When officers arrived, they spotted several vehicles speeding away from the scene. They then found one victim, 20-year-old Cody Johnson, with a gunshot wound to his back.
When Rose heard the shots, she took cover on the floor of her home. She tells us she could hear everything taking place right outside her door
“I grabbed my Grandson, get on the floor, get on the floor,” said Rose. “Pew, pew, pew, like automatics going off.”
“It was a huge party, I mean the whole yard was filled with people,” said Trevino. “Their music was blasting. All of the sudden, it was just total chaos.”
Police were told a fight broke out at a party at the back of a home, and the fight continued into the street. They said several shots were fired by multiple people, and several people were hit.
Three other victims, 29-year-old Jordan Anderson, 20-year-old Demarco Kyle, and 19-year-old Aaron Solis, arrived at different hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. Police said Anderson's injuries are considered life-threatening. The other three are expected to recover.
"One boy was laying on the curb, one was in the bushes over there,” said Rose. “I don't know if he made it or not. Oh Lord. This needs to stop.”
Police have one person in custody, but are still searching for anyone else involved in the shooting.
"I'm just sorry for the kids that got hit,” said Rose. “They were teenagers."
If you have any information about this shooting, please immediately contact CRIME STOPPERS at 210-224-STOP (7867).