Woman, 2-year-old child wounded in apparent drive-by shooting on East Side

Incident occurred around 10:35 p.m. in 800 block of Timilo Drive

A woman and two-year-old child were both wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting on the city’s East Side late Thursday night, according to San Antonio police.

SAN ANTONIO – A woman and two-year-old child were both wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting on the city’s East Side late Thursday night, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called around 10:35 p.m. to the 800 block of Timilo Drive, not far from Gimbler Road and AT&T Center Parkway after receiving word of shots fired.

According to police, officers arrived to find a woman and a toddler struck in the leg.

Police said a group of people had gathered in front of a house after a funeral when someone in a black sport utility vehicle drove by on Gembler Road and started firing.

The SUV turned around and made a second pass, firing into the crowd again and then sped off towards AT&T Center Parkway, police said. The suspect or suspects have not been found.

The 26-year-old woman and the child were taken to an area hospital by EMS. They are expected to recover. SAPD sajd a third victim, a 47-year-old woman, also showed up later at a hospital driven by a private vehicle. She is expected to be OK.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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