Police identify teen killed in East Side gun battle

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor, Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Police on Wednesday identified a 19-year-old killed in a gun battle on the city's East Side Tuesday as Alonzo Cantu.

Police said Cantu and a 15-year-old boy, who was also injured, were involved in an exchange of gunfire in the1100 block of Virginia around 1:30 p.m.

Sgt. Michelle Ramos, a police spokeswoman, said Cantu and the teen shot at each other from opposite sides of the street. Both were rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where Alonzo died and the teen underwent surgery. Authorities said Wednesday that the teenager is in critical condition.

Police said one of the other suspected shooters ran to a nearby home, which officers surrounded. A relative eventually convinced the suspect to surrender, police said. A second suspected shooter later turned himself in to officers. 

No arrests have been made.

Police are asking anyone who has information on the shooting to call the San Antonio Police Department Homicide Unit at 210-207-7635.

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