Man shot on West Side, suspect flees on victim’s bicycle, police say

Incident occurred around 11 p.m. in 430 block of South General McMullen Drive

One man is in the hospital in critical condition after he was shot on the city’s West Side late Tuesday night, San Antonio police said.
One man is in the hospital in critical condition after he was shot on the city’s West Side late Tuesday night, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A 25-year-old man is in the hospital after he was shot on the city’s West Side late Tuesday night, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called just after 11 p.m. to the 430 block of South General McMullen Drive, not far from West Commerce Street and Castroville Road after receiving word of shots fired.

According to police, officers arrived to find the victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back.

Witnesses told police they saw the suspect go towards the victim in the parking lot and knock him to the ground before firing at him with a handgun.

Police said the suspect picked up the victim’s bicycle and fled westbound on San Fernando Street after the shooting. He has not yet been found.

The wounded man was taken to University Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.


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