Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Converse Police Searching for Suspects Accused of Shooting at Teens in Viral Facebook Video

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Converse police are searching for three suspects accused of shooting at a group of teenagers returning home in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The incident took place at a Converse residence in the 6800 block of Jaybrook Drive around 4 a.m. after a woman found two men hiding near the home’s privacy fence. The woman began recording from her car on a camera phone shortly after she spotted the alleged would-be intruders, with a third man appearing moments into the video.

The trio can be seen approaching the vehicle as two of its members open fire on the teens, forcing them to flee the area. The dramatic video captured the sound of gunshots and the victims’ prayers as they called police.

"Please come. I just got shot at. I think they were trying to rob us and saw that we caught them. Please come fast," the woman can be heard telling police in the video.

The video has since been posted on Facebook by one of the victim's uncles and has received more than 3.5 million views.

Despite this, the suspects have not been identified and continue to remain at large 42 hours after the incident. Converse Police Lt. Jeff Shook says that investigators are visiting homes in the area to see if any surveillance footage is available and that both the San Antonio Police Department and Texas Rangers are helping in the case.

“I am confident that we will find out who these people are,” Shook said. “The video has shown the extreme violence that took place that night, so I think that has caused a bit of an outrage among the people of the area.”

Anyone who has information on the shooting is asked to call Converse police at (210) 658-2322 or email jshook@conversepd.com. All tips will be kept anonymous.

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