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Homeless man shot in hand while sleeping downtown

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for the gunman who shot a 34-year-old homeless man while he was sleeping Sunday morning.

The incident happened at the GI forum in 200 block of San Pedro. The forum is known to provide services to veterans, however police said it is also a common area where homeless people commonly sleep. 

Investigators said the victim was sleeping when someone approached him and shot him in the wrist. The man was able to grab a knife and cut the suspect before the suspect took off.

The victim was taken to University Hospital and is expected to be OK.