Man runs from scene after shooting friend in face, police say
Victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries
SAN ANTONIO – A man is on the run after shooting his friend in the face Sunday evening.
Police were called to the Monticello Manor apartments in the 5500 block of Culebra Road for a reported shooting.
Police said the gunman went over to the victim's apartment to visit him and pulled out a semi-automatic handgun. The gun went off, shooting the 22-year-old victim in the cheek.
Witnesses told police the triggerman and victim are friends, leading authorities to believe the shooting may have been accidental; however, police said that has not been confirmed.
Authorities are currently trying to track down the gunman.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 18-year-old gunman could face a charge of aggravated assault if he shot his friend intentionally, police said.
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