Teenager found shot inside South Side motel room, police say

Witnesses told police shooting was self-inflicted

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to determine how a teenager ended up with a gunshot wound inside a South Side motel.

They found the teen after answering a call about a shooting after 1 a.m. Monday.

Police say the teen, who appeared to be between the ages of 16 and 18, had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

They say two other people inside the room told them it was self-inflicted.

However, police say they did not find the weapon.

The teen was in critical condition and was rushed to a hospital.

Police took the two other people into custody for questioning.

Early on they were calling both of them witnesses to the shooting.

Note: This story has since been corrected with new information regarding the victim. Initial reports indicated the victim was female. We apologize for the error.

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