Man shot during home burglary

Shooting happened in 800 block of Elmwood Drive

SAN ANTONIO – A man was shot in the chest during a home burglary early Wednesday afternoon.

According to police scanner traffic, a neighbor reported that the man collapsed on the front yard of a home around 12:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Elmwood Drive.

The victim was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police say three men pulled up to the home, got out and shot the man once in the chest in the upper body.

It is unclear why the the man was shot but police said the gunman knew what he was doing.

"The front home was not occupied at the time," said SAPD Officer Javier Salazar. "Whoever it was apparently knew enough to get to his back residence, which is through that gate and into the backyard of the main residence. 

Police are looking for the vehicle and believe it is a silver or gray import.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call SAPD.

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