Teen shot in leg while walking through gate of apartment complex, SAPD says

Shooting happened around 1 a.m. in 4030 block of East Southcross

A 14-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital after he was shot outside an apartment complex on the city’s Southeast Side early Thursday morning, according to San Antonio police.

SAN ANTONIO – A 14-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital after he was shot outside an apartment complex on the city’s Southeast Side early Thursday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the Reserves at Pecan Valley Apartments in the 4030 block of East Southcross, not far from Roland Road and South W. W. White Road.

According to police, the teen was walking through the pedestrian gate of his apartment complex when a car drove by and someone inside fired, wounding him in the leg. The teen said he heard a single gunshot and then a vehicle drive off, just before feeing pain in his leg.

The teen was taken by ambulance to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he’s expected to recover, police said.

Authorities say the teen told them he did not see anyone shoot at him. SAPD has no description of the shooter. A motive for the shooting is also not currently known.

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

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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