Man dies from injuries after shooting at Southeast Side apartment complex, SAPD says

Police looking for gunman; victim identified as Rafael Jesus Lopez, 30

Man in critical condition after shooting at apartment complex on Southeast Side, San Antonio police say (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 30-year-old man who was shot in the head at a Southeast Side apartment complex on Tuesday night has died from his injuries, according to San Antonio police.

Rafael Jesus Lopez died at the hospital following the shooting in the 3200 block of Bolmore Drive near Dollarhide Avenue, a preliminary report from SAPD states.

Police initially said that four to five men were standing in a parking lot. At one point, one man pulled out a gun and started firing at a person who ran off.

The group then began to chase the person, police said. The gunman then started shooting upward toward an apartment, striking Lopez in the head.

It’s unclear if Lopez was the intended target.

On Tuesday night, police didn’t know who the shooter was exactly, and they said they received conflicting reports from witnesses. They believe the shooter may have been a man in his 20s.

Officers say they are looking for a beige Hyundai Elantra with broken windows.

The investigation is ongoing.


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