Man in critical condition after ‘targeted’ shooting at The Rim shopping center
Police seeking shooter’s vehicle
A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting at The Rim shopping center on Sunday morning, police said.
Alisia Pruneda, public information officer of the San Antonio Police Department, said the shooting is not active, but police have closed off the area south of Bass Pro Shops, near the 17900 block of La Cantera Parkway.
Pruneda said a person in a dark sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla, was seen opening fire at a white Porsche.
A man inside the Porsche then crashed against a parked car after the shooting, Pruneda said. She said the shooter’s vehicle, which had several passengers, sped off from the scene.
Witnesses reported seeing the dark sedan heading to I-10 West. Pruneda said the SAPD’s Street Crimes Unit is searching for the vehicle.
Pruneda said the shooting was targeted, not random. She said injured man’s 8-year-old son was in the Porsche with him.
The son was not injured and is with family members.
A woman, who did not want to be identified, said she saw the shooting happen while she was having lunch with her mother.
"Two hands outside the vehicle and just two guns just going at it," she said.
Both women ducked and made their way into the kitchen. The woman recalls hearing multiple shots. She says she is still reeling from the experience.
“You’d never expect that to happen out here. It’s just kind of a shock.,” she said.
The woman’s mother said she and her daughter are grateful no one else was hurt but is still in disbelief.
“It’s surreal and it’s just scary,” she said.
She says she is worried how an act of violence could happen so abruptly.
“I never thought I would be in a situation like this,” the witness said.
Police said witnesses are cooperating in the investigation. No other injuries were reported.
“We are working closely with SAPD as they investigate what appears to be an isolated shooting incident between two individuals that randomly ended in our parking lot,” Rim management said in a statement. “We value the safety of our patrons and are proud of our exemplary safety record. The RIM security force is in regular coordination with local law enforcement year-round, and even more so now, during the busy holiday shopping season.”
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