A 13-year-old girl has been left an orphan after both her parents were killed during a shooting at a house party on Saturday night, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
Police officers responded to a call about a shooting at a house party at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Saturday and found five people suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims included a mother, father, and their 13-year-old daughter.
Authorities say a 20-year-old man at the party pulled out a gun during an argument and shot the mother, father, and daughter. The father then retaliated by shooting back at the man.
The 40-year-old father and 35-year-old mother both died at the scene. Their 13-year-old daughter was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The initial shooter and his relative, who was also shot, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as well.
The San Antonio Police Department has not released the names of the individuals involved in the incident. Firearms were recovered at the scene, and the shooting is still under investigation. As of now, it is unclear whether charges have been filed in connection with the incident.
The tragic incident has left the community in shock, as friends and neighbors struggle to come to terms with the violence that unfolded in their midst. The loss of two lives, and the impact on their young daughter, is a stark reminder of the devastating effects of gun violence.
With the investigation ongoing, authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward and help bring clarity to the events that transpired on that fateful night.