Community holding march for San Antonio father shot by masked gunmen


Police are searching for three masked men who fired shots at Julius Peralta after he answered a knock at his door early Monday morning.

His family, friends and the community will be gathering on Tuesday outside of the apartments where he was killed. They are hosting a 'stop the violence' march. The peaceful march is open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m.

His family is offering $5,000 for information that leads for an arrest in the murder investigation.

"Just feel for us, say something. There's a reward out there. You don't have to say your name. It can be anonymous. You just help us find peace," said Amber Rivera, the victim's wife.

The shooting happened at the Westward Plaza Apartments shortly after 12 a.m. on Monday.

Investigators say three men wearing masks knocked on a door and then fired two shots when the victim answered. He was shot in the chest. He was taken to University Hospital where he later died.

"There's much to go off of other than possibly wearing dark clothing and masks. That doesn't leave a lot leave a lot for detectives who are investigating this case so something like this, we ask for the public's help maybe they heard something from somebody," said Carlos Ortiz, SAPD public information officer.

Funeral services for Peralta are set for Wednesday and Thursday.

If you would like to help the family with expenses from the funeral, you can donate here.

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