Man found dead in parking lot of Northwest Side apartment complex

Police called to the 4800 block of Gus Eckert

A man in his mid-20s was found dead near his car outside a Northwest Side apartment complex on Thursday morning, according to San Antonio police.

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his mid-20s was found dead near his car outside a Northwest Side apartment complex on Thursday morning, according to San Antonio police.

SAPD Chief William McManus said officers received a call for shots fired before 8 a.m. at the Eckert Heights Apartments in the 4800 block of Gus Eckert, near Fredericksburg Road.

When officers arrived, they found the man fatally shot in his upper extremity. He has not been identified by police, and McManus said he lived alone at the apartment complex.

Details about the homicide are unknown at this time, but McManus said it appeared that the man was trying to get into his vehicle.

Witnesses said they saw a man in a blue hoodie running from the scene.

It is unclear if the victim and shooter knew each other, McManus said.

“Hopefully we’ll know more later on as we develop this,” he added.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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