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SAPD release new info in South Side fatal shooting

David Colunga, 46, shot in abdomen

SAN ANTONIO – A 46-year-old man was spending the evening with his family on the South Side when he was fatally shot Sunday night, according to San Antonio police.

Police released new information about the fatal shooting reported in the 900 block of Shemya Avenue around 6:34 p.m.

Man shot outside South Side home dies, family says

Police said David Colunga Jr. walked outside the home to meet with an “unknown person," according to his family.

“Within seconds, several gunshots were heard and the victim collapsed in his driveway,” according to the news release.

Colunga was shot in the abdomen. He was rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center where he died.

His father, David Colunga Sr., spoke to KSAT Monday about the “very unexpected” loss of his son.

"I mean, it’s Sunday evening. We sit here having supper and all of a sudden this happens,” the father said. “He looked out the door. I guess he saw a car or something, I don’t know exactly. So then he went out the door and about four or five seconds later, we hear three gunshots.”

David Colunga Jr. made a living selling scrap metal, his father said.

Although witnesses said they heard a car speeding from the area, police have not identified the make, model or color of the vehicle.

“Although family members were inside the house, none of them witnessed the shooting,” police wrote.

The case remained under investigation Monday.


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