Woman apparently hit by random gunfire at public park

Victim treated for gunshot wound to leg

San Antonio police are investigating a shooting in which a woman was hit by gunfire while at a public park early Wednesday.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating a shooting in which a woman was hit by gunfire while at a public park early Wednesday.

The shooting happened after 1:30 a.m. on the Northeast side of town.

According to police, the woman and her husband had been driving around trying to put their child to sleep. That’s when, police say, they stopped at Sunrise Park, located off Binz-Engleman Road near North Foster Road.

The woman told police while outside the car she heard what she believed to be a firecracker and decided to leave the area. She then realized she had been shot in the back of her leg after feeling a burning sensation and seeing blood, police said.

SAPD says it appears the bullet may have come from a wooded area nearby.

They did not find anyone right away who saw the shooter, nor did they make any arrests.

Police say the husband was able to drive the woman to a hospital where she got treatment.


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