5 hospitalized after shooting at holiday party on East Side, SAPD says

Five people were taken to hospital for their wounds

SAN ANTONIO – Five people are hospitalized after a person opened fire at a gathering on the East Side Monday evening, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Spriggsdale Boulevard near Interstate 10 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to Cory Schuler, a spokesperson for San Antonio Police Department.

Schuler said around 30 to 60 people were gathered in a parking lot for a “peaceful” celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day when a man walked up, opened fire and ran away.

Three men in their 30s-60s and two women in their 30s-40s were shot and taken to local hospitals.

The shooting appears to be “random” and not targeted, police said, but details are preliminary.

The suspect fled on foot and officers are not sure whether he got into a car after the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.


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