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Authorities searching for people involved in shooting on west side; lockdowns lifted at trio of Northside ISD schools

District officials said they didn't believe students were involved.

SAN ANTONIO — Police are continuing their search for whoever shot someone at a restaurant across the street from John Jay High School on the west side Thursday afternoon. 

The incident prompted brief lockdowns for John Jay High School, Mary Hull Elementary School and Anson Jones Middle School as a precaution, but those were eventually lifted. 

No students were believed to be involved in the shooting that happened on Marbach Road near Loop 410, a Northside Independent School District official said.

Officer Alisia Pruneda, a spokesperson with the San Antonio Police Department, said there were about 150 people in the parking lot of La Fiesta de Jalisco when officers arrived for the shooting call.

She said a fight broke out and a young man was shot. The suspected shooters have not been located, and police are still searching the area for them.

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As people were trying to leave the scene, Pruneda says, a pedestrian was hit by a car racing out of the parking lot. Whoever hit him did not stop and police said the driver is expected to face charges for failing to stop and render aid. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for treatment; his condition is unknown.

Before the man was transported, investigators say he was able to give a vague description of the car that hit him.

One victim is being treated at a local hospital because of a gunshot wound. There may be a possible second victim, Pruneda said. Both conditions are unknown at this time.

"We don't know their age, we do know they're young adults so it's very highly possible they could be teenagers," she said. 

Credit: Bullet Hole Inside The Paper Route Fades (KENS)

Yards away from the scene, bullet holes could be seen piercing the walls of neighboring businesses.

Gary Stangeland, head barber at The Paper Route Fades off Marbach, says two employees were inside the business when the shooting happened. The bullet caused lights to fall from the ceiling.

"Had I been cutting someone's hair and the light fell, someone would have been hurt. More people would have been hurt," Stangeland said. 

Officers are reviewing surveillance video from inside the restaurant.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (210) 207-7635 to share those tips with police.

The following video was posted on Twitter following the shooting incident. KENS 5 has not independently verified its authenticity:

This is a developing story. Check back with KENS 5 for new information.

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