2 men found shot, dead within blocks of earlier double fatal shooting

SAPD chief says it’s too early to tell if double fatal shootings are connected

Two men who appeared to be homeless were found shot to death on the Northeast Side on Friday, just blocks away from where two other homeless men were killed earlier this week.

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified one of the men found shot to death on the Northeast Side on Friday as 59-year-old Victor Manuel Rodriguez. The other man’s identity has not been released.

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Two men who appeared to be homeless were found shot to death on the Northeast Side on Friday, just blocks away from where two other homeless men were killed earlier this week.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said officers received a call about two bodies behind a gas station in the 10400 block of Perrin Beitel, not far from Wurzbach Parkway.

One man appeared to be in his late 50s, McManus said. The age range of the other victim is unknown.

Police are looking for answers after two men were found shot to death in a parking lot on the city’s North Side.

Both of their identities are unknown at this time. It is also unclear how long their bodies were there, and how many times they had been shot.

McManus said it didn’t appear they had been dead for an extended period of time.

Friday’s discovery happened just days after two men, who McManus said may have also been homeless, were found fatally shot a half-mile away in the 3900 block of Perrin Central near Perrin Beitel.

On Tuesday morning, one man was found dead in a dark green sedan and the other man was found dead outside the vehicle.

McManus said it’s unclear if the two shootings are related.

“It’s too early to say if they’re connected right now,” the police chief said. “We’ll make that determination but we need the let the detectives get into the case a little bit before they start to consider that.”

“It is certainly something that we’ll be looking at.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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