SAN ANTONIO — An argument at a River Walk bar just north of downtown ended with two people dead and five injured early Sunday night.
The gunman was still at large as of 10 p.m.
“I saw a bullet fly toward the musician that was playing,” said Jacob Flores, who was at Ventura San Antonio when gunfire broke out around 8 p.m. “My life flashed before my eyes.”
A 21-year-old man died inside the bar, while another person was critically injured and died at a local hospital, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.
“There was an altercation between a group of individuals,” McManus said. “One person, at least, pulled out a gun and started shooting.”
Police don’t know the ages of the other victims. All the victims were patrons at the bar, and no employees were hurt, officials said.
A description of the shooter was not immediately released.
“I’m confident that we will identify the individual and have that person in custody sooner rather than later,” McManus said at the scene.
Flores, a 17-year-old musician, said there was “chaos” after the gunshots erupted. He estimated that there were about 25 or 30 people in the bar at the time.
“As soon as everyone heard the shots, everyone bolted out,” he said.
Ventura, which opened nearly four years ago, offers live indie rock in a trendy area just west of Broadway bordered by the San Antonio Museum of Art to the north and the historic VFW Post 76 to the south.
Sunday’s night event, billed as “Living the Dream,” featured numerous live bands.
On Twitter, musician Ruz, who had been scheduled to perform at 10 p.m., had invited fans to come to the club. Around 9:30 p.m., however, he posted: “My prayers go to whoever was hurt at Ventura.”
Source : chron.com