Violence Erupts at San Antonio Bar, Manhunt Underway After Woman Shot and Another Injured

Violence Erupts at San Antonio Bar, Manhunt Underway After Woman Shot and Another InjuredSource: Google Street View
Drew Archer
Published on December 10, 2023

A night out turned violent on San Antonio's Northwest Side as two individuals were taken to the hospital following a bar room altercation that ended in gunfire early Sunday morning. According to KSAT, San Antonio Police Department responded to emergency calls from a local bar in the 7200 block of Wurzbach Road, near the intersection with Babcock, around 2:00 a.m., where a dispute between patrons escalated dangerously.

Police reports indicate that a woman in her late 30s suffered multiple gunshot wounds; specifically, she was shot twice in the chest and arm. Running from the scene, the male suspect remains unidentified and at large. In a separate but related violent act, another individual was struck with a pistol during the chaos that ensued outside the establishment. Wounded, the victims were urgently transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The bloody melee also left two vehicles in the parking lot riddled with bullets.

The injured woman, speaking from her hospital bed, recounted to investigators that an argument with another woman inside the bar had precipitated the fight. The disturbance, which began inside, broke the confines of the bar walls and spilled into the parking lot, where the situation dramatically worsened, according to the police's preliminary report. The gunman, after assaulting a man with his weapon, fired several shots, hitting the victim and causing additional collateral damage to surrounding vehicles.

San Antonio Police are actively searching for the unnamed suspect who has successfully evaded capture following the shooting. As reported by KENS 5, the shooting took place in the parking lot, where the altercation reached its violent peak. The woman, sustaining four bullet wounds, was in a serious condition and required immediate medical attention. Details regarding the full extent of the injuries or the condition of the pistol-whipped victim were not immediately available.

Investigators and law enforcement officials ask that anyone with information regarding the suspects or the circumstances surrounding the shooting contact the San Antonio Police Department. The SAPD has not released further details on the case but assures the public that efforts to apprehend the assailant are vigorously ongoing.