5-year-old boy, 4 adults shot outside Texas Roadhouse, police say

Police Chief McManus: 'It's not a random shooting'

UPDATED Monday AT 10:22 a.m.:

The San Antonio Police Department said Monday that the motive for the shooting isn't a case of family violence as earlier reported.

UPDATE: A masked shooter opened fire on a group of five people outside a Texas Roadhouse wounding a 5-year-old boy and four adults, a preliminary police report said. 

Authorities say the victims were all part of the same dinner party and were sitting on a bench at the front end of the restaurant located in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge when the suspect fired multiple rounds from a handgun before fleeing eastbound on foot. 

The police report said that four people (a 39-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and a five-year old boy) were all transported by EMS to University Hospital for medical treatment.  

A fifth victim was not initially found at the scene but was later discovered at a hospital after he drove himself there to get help. 

At this time police have not identified the victims and they have yet to release any information on the shooter.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.


(Original Story)

Police are calling a shooting that hospitalized four people, including a 6-year-old boy, "family violence."

Authorities were dispatched to a Texas Roadhouse around 8:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge on the Northwest Side for a reported shooting Sunday night.

A spokesperson for the San Antonio Fire Department said four people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds -- two people are in critical condition and two others, including the 6-year-old, are expected to survive their injuries.

Police said all of the victims are related.

According to police, the gunman approached the family as they were waiting to be seated, emptied his magazine at the group, then took off.

The incident was reported to police as an active-shooter but San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said investigators do not believe the shooting was random.

The shooter remains at large. McManus refused to give a description of the gunman because it was "vague."

Police said they have surveillance footage of the shooting, but the gunman was wearing a bandana at the time of the shooting.

McManus said there were several witnesses to the shooting and SAFD spokesman Joe Arrington said many witnesses were treated at the scene for anxiety.

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Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Sunday, February 18, 2018

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