SAPD: 1 dead, 2 wounded in exchange of gunfire at motel and nearby gas station

Officers called around 2:30 a.m. to 1200 block of Roosevelt Ave.

One person is dead and two people were wounded in an exchange of gunfire on the city’s South Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead and two people were wounded in an exchange of gunfire on the city’s South Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 2:30 a.m. to the 1200 block of Roosevelt Avenue, not far from South Presa Street after receiving word of a shooting.

According to police, an altercation involving eight people started at a motel and then spilled to a nearby Shell gas station parking lot.

Police said a man entered a motel room just before some type of altercation occurred. Gunfire was exchanged in the motel room and the man was chased to a nearby parking lot where he was shot in the hip, police said.

Investigators say a 40-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 39-year-old man was shot in the hand during the gunfire in the motel room. The pair drove to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, where the 40-year-old man later died, police said.

The man wounded at the gas station was taken to a Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries where he’s expected to recover. The 39-year-old man shot in the hand was transferred to University Hospital.

One person has since been detained for questioning by officers. Officials, however, could not say what exactly started the altercation.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.


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