2 men shot, killed during altercation outside far West Bexar County apartment complex, BCSO says

Incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. at Villages of Briggs Ranch Apartments

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people were shot and killed outside a far West Bexar County apartment complex.

SAN ANTONIO – Two men are dead and a woman is in custody following a shooting outside a far West Bexar County apartment complex early Thursday morning, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Villages of Briggs Ranch Apartments in the 5500 block of Mansions Bluff, not far from Highway 90 and Highway 211.

According to BCSO, deputies arrived to find two men in their late 40s or early 50s both dead from apparent gunshot wounds outside an apartment gate. One of the victims was on the ground outside a car, with the driver’s door still open and the other man was shot on a nearby walkway, deputies said.

Officials say it’s likely there was some sort of argument just prior to the shootings. They believe the shootings happened where they found the victims, and not anywhere else.

Investigators believe the victims and the suspects both knew each another, but are unclear about the nature of the relationship. They say they also know the motive for the shooting, but are not announcing it at this time.

Deputies say they are now searching for a man, the person who shot the men. They also have taken a woman into custody in connection with the shooting, and she is also expected to face a charge of capital murder, officials say. The woman’s name and age were not disclosed.

Authorities say the woman had a child inside her home that is now currently being taken care of by Child Protective Services. The child’s age and condition are not currently known.

Investigators are presently waiting for a search warrant so they can look through the victim’s car. The investigation into the shootings is ongoing.

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