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Two teens killed in shooting across the street from east-side church

The guard at the service told worshippers to get down on the floor when they heard the shots. They prayed for the victims.
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Two found shot across from church

SAN ANTONIO — Two teenagers were killed in a shooting across the street from an east San Antonio church Sunday morning where a worship service was underway.

Posted by Sue Calberg on Sunday, September 18, 2022

It happened just before 11 a.m. on the 200 block of Noblewood near the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex.

When officers arrived at the location, they found the two victims with life-threatening injuries inside a stolen car.

The minister of Bethany First Baptist Church across the street said worshippers heard the shots ring out, and were told by their security guard to get down on the floor, which they did. 

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Two found shot across from church

After the shooting stopped, the congregation stopped to pray for the injured.

A church member told us they are now planning a revival at the apartment complex where the shooting victims were found, saying Jesus is the answer.

The two victims were taken to a local hospital. Police said one victim died Sunday evening and the other died Monday.

One of the victims was identified as 17-year-old Devin Taylor, Jr., by the Bexar County Medical Examiner. The other victim was 16 years old but his identity has not been released.

Police have two suspects in custody at this time. No more information was available.

This is a developing story.

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