SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a man was shot on the city’s West Side early Thursday morning.
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. near a fire station on Culebra Road and North Zarzamora Street, not far from Woodlawn Lake.
According to police, a man showed up to the fire station wounded, saying he had been shot behind a Dollar Tree across the street. That’s when, police say, as firefighters were tending to him, they heard additional gunshots.
Police said it’s unclear as to whether someone was firing at the station, but it doesn’t appear that either the building nor anyone inside was struck by the gunfire.
A preliminary police report says officers discovered from talking to witnesses that the suspect had driven up to the area and got into an argument with the victim, as he was standing outside the car. The suspect fired several shots, striking him multiple times, police said.
Investigators say they found both shell casings and a blood trail behind the Dollar Tree.
The wounded man was shot in the belly and was taken by EMS to an area hospital in critical condition.
Police say they have a description of two men and a woman in the car who were behind the shooting. They think it may have stemmed from a drug deal.
So far, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, police said.