Teen struck by gunfire while playing video games in apparent drive-by shooting, SAPD says

No other injuries were reported in the incident

SAPD responds to the shooting on September 17, 2023 in the 1500 block of Ruiz Street. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A teenager is recovering after he was shot while playing video games at home in an apparent drive-by shooting on the city’s West Side, according to San Antonio police.

SAPD responded to the shooting around 3:40 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Ruiz Street.

Upon arrival, officers found an 18-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his arm.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The teen told officers that he was playing video games on his couch when the gunfire struck him.

Police have no description or information on a suspect.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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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.