Shootout in quiet subdivision ends with man injured, police say

Man hit in shootout on east side

SAN ANTONIO -- An east-side man escaped an armed attack on his home early Thursday morning with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers from the San Antonio Police Department said the victim was ambushed around 1:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Rosemarys Farm. He reportedly sensed the violence was about to happen.

The victim's instincts were correct. San Antonio police said he was shot in the thigh.

He did not take the injury quietly.

Investigators said he opened fire on his assailants from his front door with a high-powered rifle. The gunmen continued to shoot back with a handgun. The result was vehicles and, at least, one home hit by the gunfire.

"We just heard rapid gunfire," said a homeowner who spoke with KENS 5 on the agreement of anonymity for safety reasons. "[It sounded like] pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. It was like two clips had been emptied."

The street is described by officers on the scene and homeowners as quiet. It does not have the reputation of gangs, drugs and gun violence, as some east San Antonio neighborhoods carry.

SAPD said the victim was taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center with a non-critical injury. The shooters got away. Left behind for crime scene investigators was upwards of two dozen markers for the gunfire.

Police and neighbors report a prior shooting at the same home last week where no one was injured. Officers said the home had other people inside Thursday morning. They were not shot.

The shooters face a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.

(© 2016 KENS)


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