Man, 44, dies after being shot outside his home by group of men, San Antonio police say

Authorities say they are looking for five suspects that were involved

SAPD: Man hospitalized, in critical condition after he was shot in the chest near his home
SAPD: Man hospitalized, in critical condition after he was shot in the chest near his home

SAN ANTONIO – A man who was shot down the street from his home on the South Side has died from his injuries, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Police said the man -- identified by the medical examiner on Monday night as 44-year-old Ruben Salazar -- was shot in his chest and upper extremities around 5:40 p.m. in the 500 block of Antoinette Drive, not far from East Southcross and South New Braunfels Avenue.

Salazar was transported in critical condition to Brooke Army Medical Center but later died.

Investigators on Sunday said Salazar had just returned home with his wife when he told her to go inside. He then walked down the street to talk with a group of five men, all in their 20s. Authorities believe the group of men and Salazar knew each other.

A discussion led to an argument, police said, and the group fired about 20 shots at Salazar.

The five suspects fled the scene in two vehicles, police said. A preliminary report states no witnesses were available, but officers collected evidence.

Authorities have surveillance video of the incident from neighbors and are in the process of identifying the suspects.

No arrests have been made, police said.


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