Man, 31, shot dead on city’s Northeast Side ID’d

SAPD: The man was killed while waiting for a friend in his car

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The medical examiner’s office has identified the man shot at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Austin Highway as 31-year-old Gary Smith.

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A 31-year-old man was shot and killed on the Northeast Side, San Antonio police said on Wednesday.

The shooting happened at around 6:45 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Austin Highway.

According to police, the man drove to the complex to pick up a friend. He was waiting for his friend in his car when a gray sedan drove up next to him.

People in the gray sedan “reportedly inquired about the friend” and the man leaned his head out the driver’s side window.

That’s when people inside the gray sedan opened fire, striking the man in the head, investigators said.

The 31-year-old died at the scene.

No one else at the complex was injured during the shooting.

Police said they are not sure if anyone witnessed the shooting and the scene is still under investigation.

The gunman, or gunmen, have not been identified and are still at large.

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