SAPD: NW Side shooting, robberies may be connected

Man seriously wounded while walking to work

SAN ANTONIO – A shooting on the Northwest Side and a series of overnight robberies may be connected, according to San Antonio police officers who responded to the crime scenes.

Police said only one case resulted in gunfire. A man in his early 20s was shot during a robbery as he walked to work before 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Officers found him inside his apartment in the 300 block of West Cheryl Drive after his wife called 911.

Later, police found evidence, an unspent bullet and shell casings, near the corner of Bandera Road and West Ligustrum Drive. They said it appeared that was the location where the victim was shot.

Investigators said the victim told them that three people in a car drove up and demanded his wallet, then shot him. Afterward, police said, he managed to run back home, where his wife called for help.

They said the victim was shot in the shoulder, but the bullet traveled into his chest cavity. At last check, the man was at a hospital undergoing surgery. Police said he lost a lot of blood due to the shooting.

Investigators said the shooting might be the violent end of an overnight crime spree. They said a group of people matching the descriptions of the shooters robbed three other people who were walking along streets on the Northwest Side. All of the other robberies happened after 5 a.m. Friday, police said.

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