BCSO investigating shooting of teen possibly tied to vehicle burglary

17-year-old showed up at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital

SAN ANTONIO – A teenager is being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered early Tuesday morning, possibly during a vehicle burglary in Southeast Bexar County, officials said.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation into the shooting, although the wounded 17 year old showed up at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, which is located in the San Antonio city limits.

A sheriff's investigator at the scene refused to comment or disclose any details about what happened, but she did mention other people were in custody.

Sgt. Elizabeth Gonzalez, A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, confirmed later that they are exploring the possibility that the teen may have involved in a vehicle burglary when he was shot.

Gonzalez said the Sheriff's Office had received a call shortly before 2:30 a.m. about shots fired in the 10100 block of Compass Rose near Calaveras Lake.

She said a man reported he had shot at some people whom he saw breaking into his truck.

The burglars left the area, so it was unknown at that time whether anyone was hit by gunfire.

The wounded teen later arrived at the hospital in a pickup truck. There was no word on the condition of the teen, but a San Antonio police officer who also responded to the hospital said the teen had been transferred to University Hospital's trauma center.

Detectives searched the truck in the hospital parking lot.

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