Man shot in the face inside home recording studio on the Southwest Side, police say

The victim, a man in his 40s, was shot once in the face and was transported to an area hospital

SAN ANTONIO – A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the face in a home recording studio on the city’s Southwest Side, San Antonio police said.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of Ghost Hawk Drive.

The home where the shooting happened has a recording studio in a separate building behind the house where the suspect and victim were believed to be working on some sort of music project, police said. At one point, there was a dispute and it escalated, police said.

Officers said witnesses heard a bang and someone running away from the area. The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was not seen.

The victim, who family members identified as Tony Ruiz, 43, was shot once in the face and was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Ruiz’s twin brother, Daniel Ruiz, said he knew Ruiz had a session with someone, but he did not know if the artist was the shooter.

“I just know he said that somebody rushed in, and he just -- they just shot him,” Ruiz said, relaying what he said his brother told him in the hospital by writing notes.

Despite being shot in the face, Ruiz said his brother was “doing good.”

“The only thing that happened to him is his jaw got fractured and his tongue got grazed and knocked out some of his tooth,” Ruiz said.

As of Thursday night, the suspect still hadn’t been located. Daniel Ruiz said he hopes anyone who knows something about the shooting will relay it to police, and that the shooter will turn themself in because “karma -- it will come back to you, and it will come back worse.”

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