2 men wounded, 1 in custody after SW Side shooting, police say

Incident occurred just before 1 a.m. in 5400 block of Gwenda Lea St

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer


A 22-year-old man is facing charges after an overnight shooting on the Southwest Side.

Jailen Collins is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said Collins shot two men a little after 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 5400 block of Gwenda Lea Street.

Authorities said the two victims knew Collins. They told officers Collins shot out the back windshield of a car and took off.

The victims followed Collins to Hayden and Clegg and began fighting with him. Collins then shot them both and took off in a vehicle with one other person, authorities said.

Officers stopped them on Old Pearsall Road, and the pair jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

Police found Collins in a wooded area and arrested him. The other person was released.

The two victims were taken to University Hospital for treatment.

(Original Story)

Two men were taken to an area hospital and two people are in police custody following a shooting on the city's Southwest Side overnight, San Antonio police said Thursday.

The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. in the 5400 block of Gwenda Lea Street, located not far from Old Pearsall Road.

According to police, when officers arrived at the scene they found one man shot in the abdomen and another with a gunshot wound to the hand.

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Police said they tracked a vehicle down that matched the description of a car involved in the shooting and attempted to pull the vehicle over. That's when, police said, two men fled the car into Pearsall Park before officers eventually caught up with them.

The two men shot were taken to University Hospital for their injuries and the two suspects found have been taken into police custody. All their names and ages have yet to be released.

SAPD however did not give a reason for the shooting. 

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