Medical examiner IDs bar patron killed by gunfire outside West Side sports bar

Incident occurred around 2 a.m. Tuesday outside Perfect Score Sports Cantina


The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified a man who was fatally shot outside of a West Side sports bar earlier this week.

Zixiao Liu, 28, died from a gunshot wound to his torso, according to the ME. His death is being ruled as a homicide.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 6400 block of NW Loop 410, at The Village at Ingram Park Shopping Center.

Police said the gunfire broke out between two vehicles and several people outside of the sports bar. It was during the gunfire exchange that Liu was struck.

Both of the vehicles fled after the shooting. No other injuries were reported and no suspects are in custody as of yet.

The investigation continues.


San Antonio police are investigating after a man was killed outside a West Side sports bar early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. outside the Perfect Score Sports Cantina in the 6400 block of NW Loop 410, in The Village at Ingram Park Shopping Center.

According to police, an officer patrolling the area said he heard gunshots from a shootout that was taking place between two vehicles and several people.

Police said the gunfire originally started behind a Wing Stop and ended in front of the Perfect Score Sports Cantina, where a bar patron outside of the bar was struck and killed. Both vehicles fled after the shooting.

SAPD said the man had tried to take cover during the gunfire, but was hit and killed. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released, pending notification to next of kin.

Authorities say the bar was also hit five to eight times during the gun battle, but no one inside was hurt.

At this time, authorities do not have any suspects in custody. They will be using surveillance video to help ID the suspects. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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