Man hospitalized after shooting on West Side, San Antonio police say

Police unsure what escalated the shooting

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SAN ANTONIO – A man is hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting on the city’s West Side, San Antonio police said Wednesday night.

The shooting happened near Culebra and Interstate Highway 10.

Officers were in the area eating at a nearby restaurant when they heard gunshots in the area, San Antonio police said.

The officers went outside to investigate the source of the noise and found the victim, a man in his late 30s, on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder, police said.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, officials said.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Alejandro Salazar Zuniga at the scene.

Investigators are unsure of the relationship between the victim and suspect and do not know why the shooting happened.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.

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