On the day students across the country are walking out of class to protest gun violence at school, a 14 year old boy was shot and killed with an AR-15 rifle in his home on San Antonio's east side today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"This was not gang related," Police Chief William McManus said. "This is not gang violence. This shooting happened entirely in the house."
He says the house in the 100 block of Denver Street where the boy lived with his father was packed with weapons.
"There were a variety of weapons found around the house. There were a lot of shell casings, there were jammed weapons, there were live rounds on the flood, and right now, we don't know exactly what was going through the father's head at the time."
He says the father, 43, who is being considered a suspect, claimed that there were people outside who may have done the shooting, but there is nothing to back that up.
"There is no indication that any threat came from outside the house," McManus said.He says the boy was asleep in bed when shots were fired inside the house
Detectives say several of the guns were jammed and there were indications that other guns had been fired.
"There are shell casings in every room," he said. "Shotguns, looks like an AR, a pistol, ammunition, a large variety of weapons were inside the house."
A little girl, the victim's sister, was also in the home but was not hurt. The boy was shot once, and died at the hospital.