Man killed during pickup basketball game identified

Ramiro Longoria, 28, shot, killed

By Ivan Herrera - Web Producer, Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Max Massey - Reporter/Anchor, Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A man killed during a dispute over a pickup basketball game Tuesday has been identified. 

Police said Ramiro Longoria, 28, was playing a pickup basketball game at Lady Bird Johnson Park on Nacogdoches Road near Wurzbach Parkway around 7:30 p.m. when he and possibly three other males got into a fight. 

Police said that one of the men from the group pulled out a gun and fired off several rounds, striking Longoria in the head. A second person was shot in the leg and another was grazed. Only the person shot in the leg was taken to a hospital, police said.

Longoria died at the scene.

Police searched the area for two suspect vehicles, but did not find the shooter, police said.

Antonio Acosta was at the park during the shooting. 

"We were at my kid's soccer practice just like any other day and we heard nine gunshots, or there was a total of nine gunshots. We got all the kids, they were scared, and we brought them to the side of the building," he said. 

Acosta said he and a doctor who was also at the soccer practice rushed to aid Longoria, but that it was too late.

"There’s always violence here, there was a fight just last week. There’s a whole bunch of people doing drugs and vandalizing the restrooms we have. We also need more security, more lights," Acosta said.

Police said they do have an idea of who the shooter may be. The investigation is ongoing.

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