Man, woman both wounded after altercation turns into exchange of gunfire, SAPD says

Incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. at apartments in 300 block of West Cevallos Street

SAN ANTONIO – A man and a woman were both wounded during an exchange of gunfire at an apartment complex just south of downtown early Wednesday morning, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called around 2:45 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West Cevallos Street, not far from Nogalitos Street and South Flores Street after receiving word of shots fired.

According to police, a man and a woman, both 25 years old, had fired gunshots at each other after the woman attempted to enter the apartment without permission.

Police said the man told officers the woman had kicked in the front door and had a gun in her possession, which led to him pulling out his own firearm.

The man and woman then began shooting at each other near the front door, police said.

Officers arrived and later found the woman wounded in the stomach with a possible life-threatening injury. The man was found in the apartments, with his own gunshot wound. Both the man and woman were taken by ambulance to Brooke Army Medical Center, where they are each listed in critical condition.

SAPD said the woman will be booked by proxy on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She has not been identified.

Authorities said during the gunfire a stray bullet also went into another apartment unit and hit a water pipe, causing water damage to the building. No other injuries were reported.

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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