Argument led to West Side shooting, police say

Lockdowns at John Jay High School, Mary Hull Elementary School ‘are out of precaution,’ officials say

San Antonio police are investigating what led up to a shooting on the West Side Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called around 12:46 p.m. to the 7600 block of Marbach for a large fight, but it soon escalated to shots fired.

As a result, two Northside ISD schools, John Jay High School and Mary Hull Elementary School, were on modified lockdowns out of an abundance of caution.

SAPD Public Information Officer Alisia Pruneda described the scene as chaotic when officers arrived, with more than 100 people fleeing in different directions.

Officers confirmed one gunshot victim who was taken to a nearby medical facility. That person was later transported to a hospital for treatment.

Separately, during the chaos, said a dark sedan leaving the scene struck a 33-year-old male pedestrian who was not involved in the disturbance.

That man was transported to a hospital.

The driver will be charged with failure to stop and render aid as soon as they are identified.

The shooting remains under investigation. As of Friday, no arrests have been made.

A witness told KSAT that chaos unfolded after the shooting.

“When I heard the gunshots, I saw all the kids running. So when I saw the kids running, my first instinct was like, ‘Man something ain’t right,’” said Brian Salinas. “I got there just in time to kind of get kids and duck for cover and tell them to get down.”

Police are investigating a shooting in the 7700 block of Marbach (KSAT)

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