Gunfire near UTSA main campus startles students, neighbors

Police found 7 shell casings, no victims

SAN ANTONIO – Students and neighbors woke up early Friday morning to the sound of gunshots in the area near the University of Texas-San Antonio's main campus.

Officers received a call shortly after 5 a.m. and found seven shell casings in the middle of a street called The Drag, near Arrow Oaks, about a half block from the campus.

They said a witness also reported seeing a white car, possibly a Mercedes, leaving the scene.

Investigators collected the shell casings as evidence. They said they did not find that any people or property had been hit by the gunfire.

The street runs alongside an off-campus student apartment complex called Prado Student Living. After police arrived, several curious students came out of their apartments to see what had happened.

Police said this incident did not appear to have any connection to a situation that occurred Thursday morning right across Loop 1604 from the campus, near The Shops at La Cantera.

After that previous call, officers swarmed the area and shut down roads leading to La Cantera Parkway. They had received multiple reports that a man was in the area, firing shots at other people.

However, police said they later determined that the man who was seen firing the gun had fired only one shot at his own truck. Officers were not able to track him down.

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