SAN ANTONIO — A shooting at a San Antonio sports bar has left at least three people dead and two others were injured early Sunday, according to authorities.
Chief William McManus of the San Antonio Police Department said a fight occurred inside the Boom Boom Sports Bar just before 3:30 a.m. between two people. The brawl eventually spilled into the parking lot, KSAT reported. According to the chief, the owner was trying to close the establishment, which was likely operating after-hours when the altercation began, he noted.
Once outside, a male suspect went to his vehicle, pulled out a rifle, and began shooting, striking five people–two women, three men–on the way back to the bar, according McManus.
“He [the suspect] started shooting in the air on his way back to the bar,” said the chief. “He encountered many of the people in the parking lot. At the end of that encounter, five people were shot. Two are now dead.”
Family members identified two of the shooting victims as Mauro Rodriguez, 26, and April Rodriguez, 32, according to KSAT.
The third victim who died was identified as Dan Martinez, 28. It was unclear where he passed away, although two victims were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
Martinez’s father said his son was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the deadly shooting took place.
“My son just tried to break it up and he didn’t know anybody and somebody just started shooting,” Martinez’s father told the station.
According to McManus, the suspect remains at large, Fox News reported.
The investigation is ongoing. It was unclear what leads police have on the suspect.