Second Homicide of the Year and South Side Shooting
Jul 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM CST
Jul 25, 2013
Two victims one's in the hospital and the other is pronounced dead, making this the second homicide of the year in Laredo. "I saw a guy walking toward the shop and he fell down to the corner,” a man recalls what he saw after witnessing a man stumble towards him the man was shot on the corner of S.Ejido and Piedra China, according to witnesses the man came out of nowhere and started asking for help, "he said help me, help me, I got a pain and he had a wound in his chest”. Police would arrive to the scene and help the man but had to leave the scene quickly, because investigators would be dispatched to another shooting where a dead man was located in the area of Anna and Shea on the city's west side. According to authorities the body was found here [side of the road] and the witnesses contacted the police. This would be Laredo's second homicide of the year and the fact these shootings happened within a hour of each other, whether or not they are connected can't be ruled out, [Police Chief Ray Garner] “were trying to see if these are connected but everything preliminary”.
According to authorities because of the lack of blood at the scene they believe the victim may have been dumped at the location. Something that has neighbors shocked, "It is shocking this neighborhood is so quiet I never heard of any shooting around here."
The neighbor we spoke with and others who didn't want to be on camera say the neighborhood is quite, but they feel a police presence is still needed in their neighborhood.