Man shot after being lured into meetup with women on Facebook

Victim drives to McDonald's parking lot on East Side for help

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SAN ANTONIO – What started as a social media hookup ended with a man getting shot early Thursday on the city's East Side, police said.

The man thought he was meeting two girls he had been communicating with on Facebook. They had agreed to meet around 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Spruce Street, police said.

But instead, two men with guns showed up, police said. The three men got into a confrontation and scuffle, which ended in gunfire.
"From what he is saying, he (the victim) tried to grab one of the guns, and he was shot in the hand," said Sgt. Patrick Day, of the San Antonio Police Department. "(The bullet) possibly went through his hand and into his right hip." 

The victim drove two blocks to a McDonald's parking lot on South New Braunfels and Interstate 10, where he called 911. He was taken to Brook Army Medical Center in stable condition.

The shooters got away, police said. Police have not released a description of the shooters.

Day said police have been responding to similar incidents involving social media hookups in San Antonio.

"This is something that's been happening quite frequently lately. It's not a new trend," he said.

About the Authors:

Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.