17-year-old boy wounded in shooting on East Side, SAPD says

Shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. in 2000 block of Burnet Street

SAN ANTONIO – A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting on the city’s East Side late Tuesday night, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called around 10:40 p.m. to the 2000 block of Burnet Street, not far from North Walters Street and East Houston Street after receiving word of shots fired.

According to police, three teens were in a vehicle headed eastbound on Burnet Street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up alongside them and started firing.

Police said one of the teens was struck in the legs by the gunfire. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The 17-year-old boy shot was taken by ambulance to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. There’s no word on his condition.

SAPD there are presently no suspects and it is unclear as to what exactly led to the shooting. They also do not know if there is a connection between the assailant and the victim.

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

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


*Note: SAPD officers at the scene originally stated the teens had been walking during the time of the gunfire. A preliminary police report shows different information. The story has been updated to reflect the latest information.

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