1 critically injured, suspect arrested, 4 detained after shooting at South Park Mall food court, SAPD says

There was NO active shooter at the mall; shooting was an isolated incident, according to police

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The 15-year-old suspect in a shooting that left one person critically injured at South Park Mall has been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Additionally, the teen was also arrested for a felony warrant of Aggravated Robbery.

Three additional juvenile suspects were listed as suspects in the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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A shooting at the food court at South Park Mall left one person critically injured, a suspect in custody and four others detained for questioning, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called just after 2 p.m. Friday to the mall, located in the 2300 block of SW Military Drive, for a shooting in progress. Police said there was NO active shooter and it was an isolated incident.

Two groups of juveniles were arguing in the food court when a 15-year-old boy pulled a weapon and shot someone in the torso, according to officers.

The shooter and his friends left the area before officers arrived. Police said four people were located at a nearby H-E-B and were detained for questioning.

As of around 3:40 p.m., police said the suspect is in custody, but details on his identity and possible charges haven’t been released. The suspect’s weapon has been recovered.

According to SAPD, the H-E-B went under a lockdown during the incident but has since been deemed safe by police.

An H-E-B spokesperson confirmed to KSAT that officers did search the store while looking for suspects, but it is open for business.

Police relocated the 16-year-old victim outside of the mall before he was taken by EMS to a hospital. At last check, he is in critical condition.

According to SAPD, both groups involved in the shooting had a prior history.

The food court at the mall was closed off but no massive evacuation of the mall occurred.

This is a breaking news story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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