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"I couldn't do anything for him": Hispanic grandfather dies in the arms of his grandchildren after Texas shooting

One of the bullets hit the head of the victim, who lost his life before being able to enter his house. During those minutes, the man tried to warn his grandchildren to get to safety

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April 2, 2024 1:23pm

Updated: April 3, 2024 9:14am

A man in his 60s died this Monday from a gunshot wound to the head at the door of his home after being attacked by two suspects from a moving vehicle, west of San Antonio, Texas.

The shooting occurred around 5:00 a.m. in the 1600 block of French Palace, between Navidad and Calaveras streets, when Jesús Mares Ortega was returning home after taking his wife to work at a local restaurant.

Upon arrival, he saw a black sedan vehicle parked in front of his home. From the car, the suspects fired between 10 and 15 shots.

One of the bullets hit Mares' head, who lost his life before being able to enter his house. During those minutes, the victim tried to tell her grandchildren to get to safety.

It was reported that Mares' three grandchildren were inside the house: a 16-year-old teenager and two minors aged 6 and 7.

In addition, there was another man of about 46 years old. Everyone was unharmed.

Cynthia, the victim's daughter, said that her father died in the arms of his grandchildren.

“My son, 16 years old, went to check when he stopped hearing gunshots. “He let go of my youngest children and went to talk to him,” the woman said.

“My son told me 'I couldn't do anything anymore. I couldn't do anything for him. I looked at the bullet in his head and I already knew that we couldn't do anything,'” he concluded through tears.

The woman claims that Mares tried to say who was responsible for the shooting, but seconds before he died.

An investigation remains ongoing.

Fast-File Reporter

Marielbis Rojas

Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.