Man watching TV wounded by bullet fired into his home, police say

Officers called around 4 a.m. to 4100 block of Alaskian Sunrise

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 60s was watching TV when he was wounded by bullet that was fired into his Northeast Side home, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 4 a.m. to a home in the 4100 block of Alaskian Sunrise, not far from Mystic Sunrise Drive and Binz-Engleman Road after receiving word of a person wounded.

According to police, the man was simply sitting in his living room watching TV when he heard a gunshot and then realized he had been shot.

Police said the man thought the gunfire came from his backyard so he grabbed his gun and fired blindly toward the area, in an attempt to scare off the shooter. Investigators found a shell casing in the man’s backyard.

The wounded man was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury to his shoulder. The man’s name has not been released.

At this time, SAPD has not given a description of a potential suspect. A motive is also not currently known.

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