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Politics Two dead, one officer wounded in San Antonio shooting

00:10  17 april  2021
00:10  17 april  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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(CNN) Two people are dead and police officer was wounded after a traffic stop Friday ended in gunfire, according to the San Antonio police chief. A fourth person was wounded and has been hospitalized, Chief William McManus said during a brief news conference, noting that his information The officer , a five-year veteran, was taken to a hospital. McManus said he had no information on his condition other than he was able to talk. " I will also say that the officer is very, very lucky to be alive at that close range, having been shot in the hand, and not somewhere else more vital," McManus said.

A San Antonio , Texas, police officer was shot in the hand Friday before he killed two suspects and injured a third during a gunfire exchange, authorities said. Police Chief William McManus said the officer 's body camera footage showed him pulling over a truck with three people inside around The officer was struck in the hand and returned fire as he was backing up. The driver and a male passenger were hit and pronounced dead at the scene. Click here to get the fox news app. A female passenger was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

Two people are dead and an officer and another person are wounded in San Antonio, Texas, after a routine traffic stop turned into a shootout.

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San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a press conference that the officer who was shot is at the hospital and able to talk.

McManus said all the data he had was preliminary, saying the officer had pulled over a car with three people in it.

During the traffic stop, the driver allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the hand, police said.

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San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters that someone opened fire about 9 p.m. during a performance at Ventura, a music venue and bar in the River Walk, just north of downtown. The shooting took place just hours before an unrelated shooting outside a bar in Kansas City, Mo., which left two dead and 15 wounded . Police said that assailant, who was killed, opened fire on a line of people waiting outside the bar. Honolulu shooting leaves two officers dead, homes torched, police say.

"I will also say that the officer is very, very lucky to be alive at that close range, having been shot in the hand, and not somewhere else more vital," McManus said.

Police said the officer, who is a five-year veteran, returned fire, killing two young men in the front of the vehicle. One person was in the back and is currently hospitalized.

"He was an officer patrolling here, (a) routine traffic stop, which turned out to be not so routine after all," McManus said.

Police are not sure why the officer pulled the car over and have not identified a motive for why the shootout took place.

McManus said bodycam footage showed the officer and shooter having a casual conversation before the shooting started.

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