1 woman dead, 1 injured in shooting at North Side home, San Antonio police say

Officers called around 11:30 p.m. to 1200 block of El Monte Boulevard

One person is dead and another person is injured following a shooting on the city’s North Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (8:20 a.m. Thursday): The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman killed in a North Side shooting on Wednesday night.

Sara Silva, 31, was pronounced dead just before midnight, according to authorities. San Antonio police believe she was fatally shot by her 30-year-old boyfriend at a home in the 1200 block of El Monte Boulevard, near Blanco and Basse roads.

The couple was in an argument at the home and the woman went into a room and closed the door, not allowing the man to enter. The man then fired several shots through the door, striking the woman, police said.

A 71-year-old woman was also shot but is expected to be OK.

The man fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing. He has not been publicly identified.

Original (4:44 a.m. Thursday): One person is dead and another person is injured following a shooting on the city’s North Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 11:30 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of El Monte Boulevard, not far from Blanco Road and Basse Road after receiving word of a shooting.

According to police, a 31-year-old woman was fatally shot by her boyfriend, who also wounded a 71-year-old woman as well.

Police said they don’t know exactly what led up to the shooting, but they have identified the suspect and are currently seeking him out. The man fled the scene.

The 71-year-old woman was taken to University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. She is expected to recover.

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

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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