Man dies from gunshot wound following Southeast Side shooting, police say

Officers called around 10:45 p.m. Monday to 2000 block of East Southcross

A man in his 50s was shot and killed on the city’s Southeast Side late Monday night, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A 57-year-old man was shot and killed on the city’s Southeast Side late Monday night, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 10:45 p.m. to a parking lot of a Dollar General in the 2000 block of East Southcross not far from South New Braunfels Avenue and Highway 281 after receiving word of a person wounded.

According to police, the man called his wife once he was shot and he managed to drive a short distance to the Dollar General where he called for help. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the suspect likely reached into the truck’s cab and fatally shot the man. Officers canvassed the neighborhood, but were unable to find any suspects.

SAPD said they don’t have much to go on for a motive, and don’t exactly know what led up to the shooting. The name of the man killed has not been released.

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

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.


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