SAN ANTONIO -- Police said a man survived a gunshot wound to the face on the northeast side around 3 a.m. Thursday.

The victim is a 34-year-old man, according to eyewitness Linda Johnson. She said they were talking outside of the entrance of the when the shooting happened in the 8200 block of Perrin Beitel.

"I'm thinking these men were riding down the street looking for trouble because we didn't say anything to them," Johnson said.

The 49-year-old woman said a young man from the car started screaming profanities. The victim returned the favor.

His girlfriend said the vehicle turned around. She said one of five men inside appeared to get out.

"So what's up," he reportedly asked.

The victim asked the same question. Johnson said someone in the back of car opened fire.

The man cried out that he had been shot, according to police. He was transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

KENS 5's crew at the scene reported the bullet remained lodged in his face for hours.

Johnson said the shooters were in a champagne colored vehicle with paper tags.

Witnesses were taken in for questioning. The shooting remained under investigation.