Gunfire erupts between 2 groups at NE Side apartment complex; 1 person wounded, SAPD says

Shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at Merida Apartments

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg during a gun battle between two groups at a Northeast Side apartment complex early Monday morning.

The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at the Merida Apartment homes in the 2100 block of NE Loop 410, not far from Starcrest Drive.

According to police, the man was struck in the leg when two groups of people were shooting at each other just inside the gates of the apartment homes.

Police said bullets were flying everywhere during the gun battle and that some went into apartments, but that no one else was hit by the gunfire.

A preliminary police report said the wounded man made his way up to his apartment where officers later found him. He said the suspects fled in a black vehicle.

The man shot was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators at the scene roped off a wide area of the apartment complex while they looked for clues. So far, no arrests have been made.

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

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

About the Authors:

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

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.