Two reportedly shot in what officials say was a possible smuggling operation

Police were investigating the shooting when they found five migrants in a pickup truck.

SAN ANTONIO — Two people were reportedly shot in what officials say was a possible smuggling operation found on the southeast side of San Antonio.

San Antonio Police responded to the 900 block of South Walters Street around 1:45 a.m. Sunday for reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old victim with a graze wound from a gunshot. Witnesses told police that an unknown suspect drove up and began firing off shots, then fled the scene.

As officers were investigating the shooting, they found an additional 17-year-old victim inside a pickup truck, sitting with four other people. He was also reportedly grazed by a bullet, suffering a minor injury.

Homeland Security was notified of the possible human smuggling case involving the five people in the truck.

Police say the suspect fled from the scene before they arrived.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The migrants were all taken to the Migrant Resource Center for assistance. 

Both of these investigations remain ongoing.


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