Man shot in head on far West Side, suspect at large

Shooting occurred just after 4 a.m. in 400 block of Terra Cotta

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SAN ANTONIO – A search is underway for a suspect who shot a man in the head early Thursday morning, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said. 

The shooting was reported just after 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Terra Cotta, which is located not far from Loop 1604 and Potranco Road on the city's far West Side.

Deputies said they arrived to find the man wounded and in the street. At the time of the shooting, the victim was with another man who had been assaulted by the suspect, officials said. 

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A witness who lives nearby said he heard something going on outside his window and saw the shots being fired. 

Deputies said the suspect fled on foot following the shooting.

The victim was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. His name and age have not been released.

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