SAN ANTONIO – A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting near a park north of downtown, San Antonio police said.
The shooting happened by Crockett Park and Tobin Lofts near Main Avenue on Tuesday night.
According to police, the man told his friends he was going to the park but returned 15 minutes later with a gunshot wound to the chest.
When officers arrived, the victim was only able to tell them he was shot near the park and could not give them a suspect description.
Police said the victim had trouble breathing and could barely speak due to his injury. He was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
Officers say they found only one shell casing and were unable to find a suspect due to the lack of information.
An Alamo Community College police officer who was responding to the shooting suffered a heart attack.
According to police, the officer was traveling westbound on East Dewey Street when he suffered the medical episode and crashed into a parked vehicle. He later died at a hospital.