Big Spring Neighbor Recalls Early Morning Shooting

by Victor Lopez
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Residents along Cardinal Street say their neighborhood is normally calm and quiet.  NewsWest 9 spoke to the person who called 9-1-1, just moments after hearing gunshots at the house next door.

"Police came by, the ambulance, DPS.  We had everybody," George Luna told NewsWest 9.

George Luna has lived on Cardinal Street for more than 40 years.  He says it's so safe, kids play in the neighborhood all the time.

"This little area is always quiet.  Never any violence, never any fights," Luna said.

Around one on Saturday morning, all that changed.

"I heard a car and four shots, bang bang," Luna said.

His mother called 9-1-1 while he went out side to investigate.

"Sure enough there was a young man, I would say about 15-16 years old. His feet was this way and his head was that way.  His face was facing down, on his belly," Luna said.

Luna says a group of teens was hanging out after graduation, but then the tempers flared.

"A bunch of girls was just nagging, just talking bull," Luna said.

Luna says he's not sure what happened before the shots rang out, but what he saw and heard is something he won't soon forget.

"It's hard to see somebody laying down there.  This is the first time I've seen something," Luna said.

He says, the violence in Big Spring is getting out of hand.

"We've got too many killings, too many murders in this area.  Too much violence.  It's horrible," Luna added.