Teen shot in drive-by while trying to ‘score some weed,’ San Antonio police say

Witnesses first claimed shooting occurred near North Star Mall

Lamanda Boulevard shooting image.
Lamanda Boulevard shooting image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 19-year-old man was shot during a drive-by shooting Tuesday night while trying to buy drugs, San Antonio police said.

It is unclear where the shooting took place, but the victim was found at his home around 9:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of La Manda Boulevard.

Witnesses first told police that they were in a car near North Star Mall when an unknown person in a random vehicle began shooting at them.

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A witness later confessed and told police they were attempting to “score some weed” from an unknown person at an apartment complex off of Blanco Road, according to police.

That’s when the person began firing shots at their car, striking the teen in the lower back.

The victim was driven to his home on La Manda before police were called, a preliminary report states. He was taken to University Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

A witness told police this was the first time they’d attempted to buy marijuana from the person, the report states. The suspect has not been identified or located.

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