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Teen grazed by shotgun pellets in drive-by shooting, police say

Incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in 3500 block of Southton View

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a 19-year-old was grazed by shotgun pellets in a drive-by shooting overnight.

The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in the 3500 block of Southton View, not far from Sinclair Road on the city’s East Side.

According to police, the victim was merely grazed by shotgun pellets as someone in a vehicle attempted a drive-by shooting.

Police said two vehicles were in the driveway at the time of the shooting and that both were hit multiple times. Sixteen rounds in total and one birdshot shotgun shell were recovered by investigators. While officers were canvassing the area they also noticed a neighbor’s garage was hit.

The injured teen refused to be taken to an area hospital, police said.

Authorities did not say if the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

Police said the shooter fled in a white truck.

So far, no arrests have been made.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.


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