2 teens injured after being struck by same bullet, police say

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SAN ANTONIO – A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were both injured after they were struck by the same bullet on the North Side, police said.

The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Jackson Keller Road on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lee High School students were walking near a drainage ditch after school when they were approached by a man believed to be in his 30s, who was wearing a black shirt and khaki pants. Police said the victims told them the man put his hand on the 18-year-old’s shoulder, and the 16-year-old slapped the man’s hand off.

The man then took out a gun and fired one round, which hit the 16-year-old in his left hand. The bullet went through his hand and hit the 18-year-old in the leg, police said.

"Nothing was said. They don't know who he is. They've never seen him before. They said they last saw him running," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. 

The victims were taken to University Hospital. They are expected to be OK.

Two nearby schools -- Lee High School and Jackson Keller Elementary School -- were placed on a short lockdown.

Police are trying to gather more information on this case. The shooter is at large. 


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