77-year old man dies after being shot in face at San Antonio gas station

Gunmen made no effort to rob victim, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to figure out why a 77-year-old man was shot and killed at a South Side gas station.

They found the victim gravely wounded near his SUV, parked at a gas pump, in the 400 block of Fair Avenue.

Police had received a 911 call about the shooting shortly after 1 a.m. Friday.

Paramedics also responded to the call, but the victim died at the scene.

A sergeant who responded to the call told KSAT 12 News that the motive for the shooting was not clear.

He said two men walked up to the victim and, without much discussion, shot him in the face.

The sergeant said the shooters did not make any attempt to take anything from the victim or his vehicle.

After the shooting, the gunmen were seen running from the area.

Police said if they had a vehicle parked nearby, it was out of the view of any surveillance cameras.

The description they released of the shooters is vague.


About the Authors:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.