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Published on April 13, 2024
Two Hospitalized After Suspected Gun Deal Shooting Leads to Chase in San AntonioSource: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

A gun deal gone awry on the Northwest Side of San Antonio erupted into a shooting and car chase last night, leaving two individuals hospitalized in critical condition. The violence unfolded at around 9 p.m. on the 8700 block of Starr Ranch near Fair Oaks Parkway and Interstate 10, in proximity to Fair Oaks Ranch. According to KSAT, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar reported that an attempted gun sale between two vehicles took a dangerous turn, leading to gunfire exchange and a high-speed pursuit.

Salazar detailed that the transaction involved three individuals in one car, attempting to sell a gun to the two occupants of another vehicle, a 15-year-old and a 20-year-old. "At some point, it appears that deal went south and there may have been an exchange of gunfire, but at present, all we have is evidence that the party of two began to shoot at the party of three," Salazar said during a press conference. The teenagers' vehicle fled the scene after the occupants allegedly opened fire on the sellers, striking the driver in the head and a passenger in their legs and torso, as reported by FOX San Antonio.

First responders discovered the victims at the scene with critical injuries. One victim was rushed to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and the other suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The suspects were apprehended after they placed a 911 call claiming to have been robbed, a story that officials at the moment do not believe to be true. The Sheriff's office suspects that at least one of the teenagers was a shooter in the incident.

The investigation into the shooting continues as detectives piece together the events of the fateful gun deal. The two young suspects, names withheld, have been taken into custody while recovery efforts for the injured parties are underway. More updates are expected as the case progresses and authorities delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding this near-deadly encounter.