1 dead, 2 critically injured in targeted shooting that ended in gunfire exchange, SAPD says

Members of the media, including a KSAT 12 photographer, and an SAPD officers were assaulted at the scene

SAN ANTONIO – A targeted shooting that ended in a gunfire exchange left one person dead and two others critically injured, according to San Antonio Police Chief McManus.

The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. at the Antioch Village Apartments in the 1500 block of Upland Road.

Chief McManus said a vehicle with multiple people waited in the central parking lot for an intended shooting target. When the person finally came out to be picked up by associates, the group opened fire.

The targeted person’s associates then fired back, and the two groups exchanged gunfire.

One person was declared dead at the scene. McManus said the person killed was not the intended target.

Two people involved in the shooting were struck and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

McManus noted that the incident was not connected to Friday’s Northwest Side shooting, which was also a targeted attack.

Community members react to shooting on June 3, 2023 at the Antioch Village Apartments in the 1500 block of Upland Road. (KSAT)

Some relatives of the victim attempted to enter the crime scene to see the body of the man killed.

Things quickly got ugly when police denied them entry into the crime scene, and one person punched an SAPD officer in the face. That person was taken into custody by SAPD.

McManus said the family asked SAPD to release the person who assaulted the officer, but he said they couldn’t do that.

Media members were also assaulted at the scene, including a KSAT 12 photographer who was pushed and another photographer who was punched. SAPD could not confirm if anyone would face charges for the assaults as they did not witness them.

San Antonio police are set to provide information on an East Side shooting Saturday afternoon.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.