A fifth victim has been reported in Sunday night’s Texas Roadhouse shooting in San Antonio. The San Antonio Police Department initially said that there’d been four victims wounded outside the steakhouse, including a five-year-old child. However, it’s been found that a fifth victim had driven himself to the hospital after being injured in the same shooting.
Texas Roadhouse, a popular steakhouse located in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge, San Antonio, was the location of a horrific crime when five people were shot on Sunday night. In addition to the initial four victims reported, including a five-year-old boy, a fifth victim was confirmed by the San Antonio Police Department yesterday.
See previous article: Texas Roadhouse Shooting in San Antonio: 6-Year-Old Among 4 People Gunned Down
It was just after 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 18 when an unnamed assailant fired a handgun in the parking lot in front of the Texas Roadhouse, injuring five people. Four victims were found at the scene.
The fifth victim, a 27-year-old male, had driven himself to the hospital for treatment after the shooting.
SAPD Chief William McManus explained that the shooting occurred as the group was sitting on a bench near the front of the restaurant waiting for a table. A masked gunman, described as a male, fired about 10 shots using a semiautomatic pistol. According to a police report, all five of the victims knew each other.
According to the initial press conference, the adult victims were all in their 20s. However, the San Antonio Current has reported updated information. Two of the victims, males aged 22 and 27, were seriously injured, but are now in stable condition at University Hospital. Others injured in the shooting include two females aged 39 and 50, as well as the aforementioned five-year-old boy, who was shot in the leg.
McManus stated that “[The SAPD] do not believe that this shooting is random,” also noting that “All the people that were hit were from the same family.”
The Police Chief also kept his cards close to his chest, explaining that there were additional details that the police had learned that he would not share due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
The suspect in the shooting remains at large, with police using multiple methods including K-9 units and a police helicopter to track the male suspect down. No description is available.
Those with information or other leads regarding the suspect or the shooting can contact the SAPD at 210-207-7273.