SAPD: Shooting suspect barricades self inside home during standoff with police near downtown

Officers evacuated neighboring homes as a precaution

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of firing gunshots toward his neighbors has barricaded himself inside his residence near downtown, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Noria Street.

Police said residents were having a party when their 30-year-old neighbor across the street started an argument over the party and fired two shots from a shotgun while standing on the street.

A 52-year-old woman was struck by a bullet that ricocheted off the ground, hitting her leg. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled back into his home, where he refused to exit despite police commands, SAPD said.

Officers evacuated the neighboring homes as a precaution.

SWAT has responded to the scene and attempted to call out to the suspect, who is yet to answer or exit, SAPD said.

As of 9 a.m. Sunday, SAPD has left the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.