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SAPD, SAFD kept busy after shooting, wrecks, fires occur throughout city


SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio Fire Department were kept busy Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The following is a look at what happened all before the sun came up.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday a store clerk was standing outside in the 1700 block of Fredericksburg Road when he was gunned down.

Police said two men approached him and shot him twice in the chest. He was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators are searching for the gunmen.

Then at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, four units at a South Side apartment complex were evacuated from their homes after a wall caught fire.

Red Cross volunteers and the San Antonio Fire Department responded to the 2900 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

SAFD officials said someone was burning incense when the wall caught fire.

The unit sustained $20,000 in damages. There were no reports of any injuries.

Shortly after, at around 2 a.m., the driver of a PT Cruiser lost control and slammed into a telephone pole.

EMS was called to the accident site on Kirk Place near Nogalitos.

Police believe the driver was traveling at a high speed rate before the accident. Investigators also believe alcohol played a role.

Then at 4 a.m., the San Antonio Fire Department was called to a home on the North Side on Catalina Avenue and West Thorain Boulevard near Basse Road.

Fire crews were able to put out the blaze before it spread to the rest of the home. One man suffered minor burn injuries.