A 19-year-old is fighting to stay alive after being shot multiple times on the east side, police say.

Detectives said they were initially called out to East Commerce Street and North New Braunfels Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

They found a 19-year-old who had been shot three to four times.

The victim was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Medics discovered he had actually been shot five to seven times.

Officers were later directed to the 300 block of Gabriel, right across from Wheatley Middle School. That’s where the shooting is said to have taken place.

This is a developing story and KENS 5 will keep you updates as more information is released.