Firefighters treating overnight shooting victim feared someone also took aim at them

Fire crews heard gunshots while helping man who showed up at their door

San Antonio firefighters who were treating a shooting victim outside their West side fire station early Thursday morning feared for a while that they also were targeted by a shooter.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters who were treating a shooting victim outside their West side fire station early Thursday morning feared for a while that they also were targeted by a shooter.

The crew on duty at Fire Station No. 10, located at the corner of Culebra Road and N. Zarzamora, originally called San Antonio police around 4 a.m. to report that a man had showed up there with a gunshot wound.

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As they were tending to him, they heard additional gunshots which they, at first, feared might be aimed in their direction.

About a dozen officers raced to the scene.

Some searched the fire station to determine whether the building had been hit, while others searched the area for evidence of the shooting.

A bloody trail all along a sidewalk shows the path the victim took from the site where he was shot to a fire station across the street. (KSAT 12 News)

Police say they found shell casings and blood behind a store across the street, the area where the 38-year-old victim told them he was when he was shot.

A preliminary report says witnesses reported that the man had been arguing with someone in a car when that person shot him.

The report says he was hit several times and was in critical condition as he was rushed to a hospital.

Officers at the scene said they had reason to believe the shooting was related to a drug deal, but the case is still under investigation.

They said witnesses told them there were three people in the car, a woman and two men.

Police did not release the name of the man who was shot.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.