SAPD investigating South Side shooting that sent man to the hospital

Man told police someone stole his gun

San Antonio police officers are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital early Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police officers are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital overnight.

Police said the man, 42, claimed to have accidentally shot himself around midnight during an altercation in the 500 block of E. Ansley Place on the South Side.

He said he was running to his car and pulled out his gun when he realized someone opened fire, police said. That’s when, he told police, he accidentally shot himself in the leg and dropped his gun out of the car.

He said someone then picked up the gun and ran off.

Police said he gave his family a conflicting report, initially telling them that someone shot him. His vehicle had a bullet hole through the driver’s side door, police said.

He was taken to Univesity Hospital in stable condition.

The shooting is under investigation, and a crime scene was not located on Ansley Place.

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