Man walks away with only a bruise after bullet tears through his car, police say

SAPD: No description given on shooter

SAN ANTONIO – A man may be counting his blessings after walking away from a shooting with only a bruise.

San Antonio police say the man was in his vehicle at a stop light near Interstate 35 and Malone Avenue early Thursday when someone took aim at him.

A bullet tore through his trunk, went through the back seat and hit the back of the driver’s seat.

Somehow the man suffered only a bruise to his back.

Police say he told them he had just left a bar in the area shortly after 2 a.m. and had no problems there.

He said he initially planned to stop at a different gas station along the way, but didn’t feel safe.

As he waited at a light to pull into the Shell station at I-35 and Malone instead, someone shot at him four or five times.

Police say the victim didn’t realize at first that he had been hit.

They say because it happened so quickly, he was not able to offer a description of the shooter.

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