2 people shot in parking lot of East Side apartment complex, police say

Officers called just after 1 a.m. to Artisan at Salado Creek Apartments in 3600 block of Binz-Engleman Road

A man and a woman were both shot in the leg in the parking lot of an East Side apartment complex early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.
A man and a woman were both shot in the leg in the parking lot of an East Side apartment complex early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A man and a woman were both shot in the leg in the parking lot of an East Side apartment complex early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. at the Artisan at Salado Creek Apartments in the 3600 block of Binz-Engleman Road, not far from Fort Sam Houston and Interstate 35.

According to police, officers arrived to find the two victims, who are believed to be related, wounded along with bullet casings on the ground from more than 70 shots fired.

Investigators say as many as three suspects were seen walking around when the 32-year-old male victim and his nephew walked downstairs into the parking lot. That’s when, police say, the suspects began firing at the man and his nephew, wounding the older man.

Police said the woman was shot in the leg after she heard gunfire and went to help. The man, woman and nephew returned to a second-floor apartment where they called for emergency crews, police said.

The gunfire was from several different caliber weapons and struck at least six vehicles and hit two unrelated apartments in addition to the two victims, police said. The shooters fled the scene.

SAPD said apartment security saw the suspected shooters drive away in a white Ford Fusion. They have not yet been found.

The man and woman were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center by EMS for their injuries. Their conditions are not currently known.

Investigators did not give a motive for the shooting. At this time, it is unclear if they were the intended targets.


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