Man struck by gunfire while driving on I-35, police say

Incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. between Walzem Road and Eisenhauer Road

San Antonio police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times while driving on a Northeast Side highway overnight.
San Antonio police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times while driving on a Northeast Side highway overnight.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a 32-year-old man was shot multiple times while driving on a Northeast Side highway overnight.

The incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. on Interstate 35 southbound between Walzem Road and Eisenhauer Road.

According to police, officers were called to a crash after a man was shot at least eight times while driving on the highway. He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.

Police said the victim’s car crashed into a median and had as many as 15 bullet holes. The victim told police he was driving on the main lanes of I-35 when an unknown vehicle pulled beside him and started firing.

Investigators found shell casings approximately a half mile north of the scene on the highway. The driver was unable to give a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.

A motive for the shooting is not currently known. The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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