Woman shot, killed outside apartment complex on Northwest Side identified

Incident occurred around 9:45 p.m. in 7800 block of Chambers Road

SAN ANTONIO – A 44-year-old woman shot and killed outside an apartment complex on the city’s Northwest Side late Tuesday night has been identified.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman killed as Lydia Morales.

The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. at the Forest Ridge apartment complex in the 7800 block of Chambers Road, not far from Fredericksburg Road and Interstate 10.

According to police, two men had gotten into argument on a sidewalk outside the apartment complex when it escalated into a physical fight. That’s when, police say, one of the men began to lose and they then pulled out a handgun and fired, striking Morales.

A preliminary police report states it is still unclear if Morales was also fighting the man. She was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where she later died.

Police said the suspected shooter has claimed self-defense. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

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

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.

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