KSAT12– A man was shot in the face after leaving a South Side bar early Monday morning. Witnesses reported someone in a gray colored Chevy Silverado pickup, possibly in their 20’s, fired the shots just before 2:30 a.m. They said the victim had just left the Far West bar, located in the 2500 block of Pleasanton Road. He was hit by the gunfire in the parking lot. He was taken to University Hospital by ambulance and is in critical condition. Investigators have been questioning witnesses in the hope of finding out why the man was shot and who shot him.
Fortunately, there were witnesses to this shooting which will help police in finding the person who committed this senseless act. So often shootings occur where there are not any witnesses, and the suspects end up getting away with the crime. Police often just have too little to go on. Losing a loved one to criminal activity can be especially taxing on the survivors’ emotions. Anger, sadness, and frustration can all be ways that tragedy manifests itself, emotionally. We can’t promise that we can make the loss any easier to bear but when you have lost a member of your family under questionable circumstances, we may be able to pursue legal action on your behalf.
Crime Facts at a Glance 2014 According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:
- There were 913,403 index crime offenses reported with a 20.3 percent clearance rate for Texas in 2014.
- The crime rate for the State of Texas was 3,392.2 index offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.
- During 2014, Texas law enforcement officers made 878,686 arrests. Of those arrested, 6.6 percent were 16 years of age and under.
- Firearms were used in 63.3 percent of all murders reported.
- There were 65,338 aggravated assaults reported. Of these, 21.3 percent were committed by the use of hands, fists, and feet; 21.4 percent involved a knife or cutting instrument, and 24.2 percent involved a firearm.
- 185,817 family violence incidents during 2014. There were 201,051 victims and 195,511 offenders.
San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyer
Random shootings are becoming increasingly more widespread, especially in particular areas in Texas. If you have been affected by the wrongful death of a loved one and are seeking legal advice, contact our law office and let us help you with your options. We offer a free initial consultation where you can speak to us about the details of your situation at no financial obligation. Let us see how we may be able to help you.