Man shot after being lured into meetup with women on Facebook

Victim drives to McDonald's parking lot on East Side for help

By Sarah Acosta - Reporter, Ben Spicer - Web Producer, David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - What started as a social media hookup ended with a man getting shot early Thursday on the city's East Side, police said.

The man thought he was meeting two girls he had been communicating with on Facebook. They had agreed to meet around 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Spruce Street, police said.

But instead, two men with guns showed up, police said. The three men got into a confrontation and scuffle, which ended in gunfire.
 
"From what he is saying, he (the victim) tried to grab one of the guns, and he was shot in the hand," said Sgt. Patrick Day, of the San Antonio Police Department. "(The bullet) possibly went through his hand and into his right hip." 

The victim drove two blocks to a McDonald's parking lot on South New Braunfels and Interstate 10, where he called 911. He was taken to Brook Army Medical Center in stable condition.

The shooters got away, police said. Police have not released a description of the shooters.

Day said police have been responding to similar incidents involving social media hookups in San Antonio.

"This is something that's been happening quite frequently lately. It's not a new trend," he said.

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