Innocent bystander among 2 people shot at East Side gas station

Police looking for black Nissan Altima

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SAN ANTONIO – A 32-year-old man who was among two people shot outside an East Side convenience store was an innocent bystander, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a Valero store and gas station in the 200 block of North W.W. White Road.

"He was hit in the back; non-life-threatening injuries. He drove himself home around the corner," Police Chief William McManus said at the scene.

McManus said officers found out about the wounded man during a phone call they received while attending to the other victim, a 19-year-old man who was found bleeding in the store parking lot.

"He was walking into the store. A black Nissan pulled up behind him and (someone) started shooting at him," McManus said.

Relatives of the younger victim showed up at the store Friday morning, trying to determine where exactly he was gunned down.

They told KSAT 12 News that he was shot six times and remains in critical condition.

Police said they found a gun on the 19-year-old victim, but it doesn't appear that he fired back at the shooter.

A clerk inside the store Friday morning said that investigators collected surveillance video as evidence.

They also have a description of the car involved in the shooting, a black Nissan Altima, McManus said.

The man who police described as the innocent bystander was stable when he was rushed to a hospital, police said.


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