Man shot drives to Whataburger for help, is in critical condition, police say

Victim was picked up by friend, taken to gate of JBSA-Lackland

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a 19-year-old was shot on the city’s West Side late Tuesday night.

Officers were called just before 10:30 p.m. to a Whataburger in the 8200 block of Marbach Road, not far from Horal Street and Loop 410 after receiving word of a person wounded.

According to police, officers arrived to find the victim’s vehicle, but the victim however, was nowhere to be found.

Police say the teen had driven himself to a Whataburger after he was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot of his apartment complex in the 1800 block of Horal Drive.

A preliminary police report states a masked man came up to the teen and shot him. Police say the victim called a friend, who then picked him up and dropped him off at the gate of JBSA-Lackland.

The man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where at last check, he was listed in critical condition.

Investigators spent time Wednesday morning at the Whataburger going through the teen’s car and collecting evidence. No arrests have been made.

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

A motive for the shooting is not currently known.

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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

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