Four Shot, Including 6-Year-Old, Outside A Texas Roadhouse In San Antonio
In 2015, 372 mass shootings took place in the United States. 475 people lost their lives, and 1,870 were injured. Out of this number, 64 were school shootings. Firearms accounted for the deaths of 13,286 people during the same year.
Despite calls for stricter gun control measures, more Americans seem to be getting access to firearms. At present, there are about 300 million guns in the US. That is almost enough for every single person in the country.
Mass shooting in San Antonio
On February 18, an unknown gunman wearing a mask opened fire on a popular steakhouse in San Antonio. A semi-automatic was used to commit the crime.
— News 4 San Antonio (@News4SA) February 19, 2018
This incident occurred at 8:40 pm. A few customers were standing outside the restaurant at the time of the shooting.
the texas roadhouse on ingram and 4-10 just got shot up i had almost ate there but we had to wait too long holy hell pic.twitter.com/pfyS4kEtwt
— dubflavors (@jonargue) February 19, 2018
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said injuries sustained by two victims were life-threatening. The six-year-old was shot in the leg.
Someone shot at Texas Roadhouse on 410 and they have yet to arrest him. If you’re out, stay safe please.
— Phill (@smhphill2) February 19, 2018
The shooter fled the scene of the crime.
Busy day here in San Antonio. SAPD now responding to a shooting at this Texas Roadhouse off 410 on NW side of town. We will have more coming up at 10 pm. pic.twitter.com/hExItl5Z9C
— Phil Anaya (@phil_anaya) February 19, 2018
The San Antonio incident comes barely a week after the horrific Florida school shooting.
— DanielBlaine???? (@dochoa_83) February 19, 2018
Investigators believe that the incident in San Antonio was a family feud turned sour. Four of the victims were related. The shooter was identified as an African-American male. Law enforcement authorities are still investigating the matter.