Teen killed in accidental shooting on West Side ID’d by medical examiner

Officers called around 2:15 a.m. to 200 block of Remolino St.

A 19-year-old is dead and another teenager is wounded following an accidental shooting on the city’s West Side.
A 19-year-old is dead and another teenager is wounded following an accidental shooting on the city’s West Side.

SAN ANTONIO – A 19-year-old is dead and another teenager is wounded following an accidental shooting on the city’s West Side.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Jose Ortega was killed early Wednesday.

Officers were called around 2:15 a.m. to the 200 block of Remolino Street, not far from Cupples Road and Highway 90 after receiving reports of a shooting.

According to police, a 16-year-old girl was messing with a gun and accidentally fired one shot, hitting the 19-year-old in the head and also striking an 18-year-old woman in the leg.

The two victims were taken by EMS to Brooke Army Medical Center, where Ortega later died.

Police said the gun belongs to a family member of the shooter. SAPD said they are unsure as to what exactly led up to the shot being fired.

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

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.


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