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Man found shot to death on East Side street

Officers found victim on Runnels Avenue near Hines

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police officers who were answering a call about shots fired found the body of a man on an East Side street.

The original location given in that call around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday was for the 1000 block of Locke Street. However, officers didn't find anything there. 

They said they searched around and found the victim, a 36-year-old man, on nearby Runnels Avenue, near Hines.

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The man was dead from at least two gunshot wounds, police said.

Police said they did not know right away whether the shooter escaped in a car or on foot. Early on, police weren't able to offer much information on the victim either.

A neighbor, Chris Martinez, told KSAT 12 he heard about four shots, then noticed a car "casually" driving away from the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back with KSAT 12 News and KSAT.com throughout the day for updates on this story.


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