Sunday 5 April, 2020

Police: 2 dead, 5 injured after shooting in San Antonio club

The search for a suspect continued Sunday night after two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert at a San Antonio club, Texas authorities said.

Police said officers were called shortly after 8.00 pm Sunday to the Ventura, a music venue and bar located along the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk.

An argument broke out inside of the club and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. One victim died at the scene, and another six were transported to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The victims have not been identified. McManus said the victim who died at the club was a 21-year-old man. He said preliminary information indicated the people shot were all "patrons," not staff.

McManus said he is confident that a suspect will be soon identified and apprehended. No further information was immediately available.

A since-deleted Facebook event indicated Sunday night's concert at the Ventura was "Living the DREAM," a showcase featuring multiple performers. Advertisements for the concert were also posted to websites advertising local events and listed performers' social media pages. An email to the apparent promoters wasn't immediately returned.

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