Police: Shooting of man involving AR-15 rifle may have been accidental

Shooter ran from scene before officers arrived

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to find a man who they say shot another person with an AR-15 rifle early Monday.

They say based on what the victim and others told them, it appears the shooting may have been accidental.

Officers found the 20-year-old victim, outside an apartment complex in the 10300 block of Sahara shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Police said he was among a group of four people that had gathered outside the Casa del Encanto apartments.

Witnesses told police a man was playing with an AR-15 rifle when it went off accidentally.

The victim was hit in his stomach.

Police said he was stable as he was loaded into an ambulance.

The man with the gun was last seen running into the apartment complex.

Officers searched the area for him, but came up empty-handed.

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