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16-year-old trying to buy drugs off Instagram shot in foot, police say

Officers were called just after 9:30 p.m. to 8600 block of Spoonbill Ct.

SAN ANTONIO – A 16-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital after being shot in the foot late Thursday night, San Antonio police said.

The shooting was reported just after 9:30 p.m. in the 8600 block of Spoonbill Court, not far from Loop 410 and Marbach Road on the city’s far West Side.

According to police, the teen arranged to purchase marijuana off of Instagram when four teenage men arrived in a white or gray two-door car.

Police said one of the men pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded that he hand over the money. The victim refused and the man fired the gun once, striking the teen in the foot.

The suspects then fled following the shooting.

The wounded teen was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case.


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