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19-year-old suspect arrested after deadly shooting at River Walk bar

Police say shooting was not random, at least one victim knew suspect

The Ventura bar was the scene of a mass shooting on Jan. 19, 2020.
The Ventura bar was the scene of a mass shooting on Jan. 19, 2020. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police confirmed Monday they have a suspect in custody in connection with the Sunday night shooting at a downtown bar that ended with two people dead and five others injured.

The suspect has been identified as Kiernan Christopher Williams, 19.

The two victims of the deadly shooting that occurred during a concert at Ventura have been identified.

Robert Martinez, 21, and Alejandro Robles, 25, were identified Monday as the victims of the shooting, according to the San Antonio Medical Examiner.

Five other people were injured in the shooting at Ventura, located at 1011 Avenue B on the River Walk along the Museum Reach.

The five injured victims are expected to survive their injuries, according to San Antonio police.

The oldest victim is a 46-year-old woman and the other four victims are teenage males ranging in age from 16 to 19, according to San Antonio Police Department spokesperson Michelle Ramos.

Homicide detectives believe at least one of the victims knew the suspect and that the shooting was not random.

Police are reviewing surveillance video to determine what happened, according to preliminary information from McManus.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Shooting at River Walk bar leaves 2 dead, 5 injured, police say

The shooting took place around 8 p.m. after an argument broke out between a group of individuals inside the venue and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting, McManus said.

He said police are working to determine if the shooter was aiming at one person in particular or just shooting indiscriminately.

Martinez died inside of the club and Robles died en route to a local hospital, McManus said Sunday night. The five other shooting victims who were injured were taken to hospitals in San Antonio.

Police are still searching for the suspect and the investigation is ongoing.


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