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Argument leads to shooting in NE side neighborhood

Crime scene causes bus delays in Sunrise subdivision

SAN ANTONIO – An argument between two men is believed to be the cause of an early morning shooting in the Northeast Side's Sunrise subdivision.

A 19-year-old man, the victim of that shooting in the 5900 block of Burning Sunrise, was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound in his upper body.

San Antonio police said he was shot around 6 a.m. Wednesday during a dispute with a man who lived there.

"The victim and his girlfriend were walking down Burning Sunrise. We're not sure what kind of confrontation happened, but at that point, the victim was shot," said Officer Douglas Greene, spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department.

Greene said the wounded man then ran down the street and collapsed outside a home in the 4100 block of Mystic Sunrise.

Hours later, it was still easy to trace his path -- from a bicycle left outside the home where he was shot, to a trail of blood along the street, to a backpack and clothing near the home where he fell.

Investigators questioned his girlfriend as a witness, as well as the man accused of doing the shooting.

"We're trying to put all of the pieces together, get everybody's account of what happened, to find out exactly how the victim ended up getting shot," Greene said.

Investigators searched the area from the ground and from a helicopter for additional evidence.

As of 11 a.m., police had not made any arrests. They also have not released the names of any of the people involved.

During the investigation, police shut down several streets in the neighborhood.

They issued a statement to the public, telling people that the unusually large crime scene could lead to delays for school buses and other morning traffic.


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