Man shot in leg walks to convenience store for help, police say

Shooting occurred in 11700 block of El Sendero St

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: A shooting suspect is behind bars, accused of shooting a man in the leg's on the city's Northeast Side.

Police arrested 27-year-old Matthew Mercado overnight and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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A man in his 30s was taken to an area hospital after being shot in the leg overnight, San Antonio police said Friday.

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 11700 block of El Sendero Street, found near Thousand Oaks on the city's Northeast Side.

According to police, the shooting occurred at the corner of El Sendero and Guadalajara before the man walked to a nearby convenience store for help. 

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The man was taken by ambulance to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Authorities said they are working to determine who and why he was shot.

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