FORT WORTH (CBS11) – Witnesses say a mother trying to complete an online transaction was gunned down in front of her husband and son on Sunday.
The woman, Rosa Garcia, 37, was trying to buy a gaming console.
They were to meet the ‘seller’ at the Somerset Apartment complex off of North Normandale in West Fort Worth.
“We heard exactly ten gunshots,” said apartment complex resident Taysia Crabtree. “I was counting.”
Witnesses say a woman, her husband and her son had come to the back of the apartment complex to complete the transaction. That’s when the shooting started.
“As soon as he shot her he fell, actually,” Crabtree said. “And he stood back up and was shooting everywhere and that’s how it went into the wall.”
The masked gunman fired bullets into apartment walls and a car as he ran from the scene. People ducked for cover.
“There was another girl who lives there who said she’d just got off work and she saw the man start shooting and she hid in her car,” said Crabtree.
The masked gunman left behind a dying mother and her terrified family.
“There was a woman already laying here who had been shot,” Crabtree said pointing to a large, dried blood spot that had mixed with the motor oil in the parking lot. “The husband was sitting there crying. The child was sitting there crying.. It makes me scared because this is actually like a really quiet complex. And you know we have kids outside playing all the time. I had just came outside actually, maybe 10 minutes before it happened. I’d forgotten my phone charger in my car. So it makes me feel like what if I went 10 minutes later? It was right there. And it’s scary that someone would do that over a PlayStation. You know, they took someone’s wife. Someone’s mother. Over a PlayStation.”
Fort Worth Police were not commenting or releasing details Monday night.