1 person dead, 1 in critical condition after altercation turns to shooting on West Side, SAPD says

Shooting happened just before 4 a.m. in 100 block of N. San Ignacio St.

SAN ANTONIO – One man is dead and another is critically wounded after an altercation turned into a shooting on the city’s West Side early Wednesday morning, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called just before 4 a.m. to the 100 block of North San Ignacio Street, not far from West Commerce Street and South General McMullen after receiving word of two men wounded.

According to police, four people were hanging outside an empty house when, for an unknown reason, they got into an argument. That’s when, police say, one of them pulled out a gun and fired at the others, hitting two of them.

The men were struck multiple times by the gunfire and were taken to an area hospital in critical condition. One of the men later was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

SAPD said the shooter fled in a tan or brown sport utility vehicle. They have not been found.

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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