Altercation ends in shooting on Southwest Side, man taken to hospital in critical condition

Man drove self to a gas station to call for help

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for multiple people in connection with a shooting that sent one man to the hospital on Monday night.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the 6500 block of Old Pearsall Road, near Loop 410 and Millers Pond Park on the Southwest Side.

Police said a 33-year-old man met a group of people at the location when an altercation ensued.

They then began to shoot at each other, and the 33-year-old was shot in the chest.

He was able to drive to a convenience store nearby to call for help. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The people in the other group fled the scene.

Police initially said a man entered the victim’s vehicle when shots rang out, and the incident possibly stemmed from a drug deal.

The shooting is under investigation.

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