SAN ANTONIO – A 56-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after San Antonio police officials said he was robbed and shot in the chest at a Southeast Side bus stop.
The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday on South New Braunfels at Fair Avenue, police said.
No arrests have been made.
Bullet casings, clothes, and caution tape marked a crime scene at the bus stop Louie Medeiros waits at almost every morning.
When he got there Wednesday morning, he heard that a man waiting for a bus had been robbed and shot in the chest. His first thought was about one of the three other men who usually wait at that bus stop with him.
"He's about 55 or 58 or something around there. That's why I thought maybe it was him, because he comes out early," Medeiros said.
He said because of this crime, he's going to start changing his routine up, coming to the bus stop later in the morning when it's lighter outside.
"Just have to be more careful now," he said.
Police are still searching for the suspect, who not only shot the man in the chest, but made off with his wallet.
"I hope they catch the guy who did it," Medeiros said.
He said he's hoping not only for justice for his fellow bus rider, but also peace of mind.
VIA released a statement after the shooting: "VIA Metropolitan Transit was notified of an incident that occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. today near the intersection of New Braunfels Avenue and Fair Avenue in the vicinity of a bus stop. VIA is committed to working alongside area law enforcement agencies to keep our community safe and will assist SAPD in their investigation."