UPDATED: Four Shot in Southwest Side Melee

A 22 year old man, identified as Abelardo Garcia III, is in custody following the shooting of four people on a west side street, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police had to taze Garcia to take him into custody, and two officers suffered minor injuries.

He is held on $75,000 bond on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Original story:

Four people were shot in a wild street fight in a southwest side neighborhood overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say two neighbors began arguing in the 100 block of Holly, which is off Southwest 19th street not far from Our Lady of the Lake University, about 11:30 Wednesday night.

As the argument heated up, police say two other neighbors emerged with guns and opened fire on the crowd that had gathered for the original argument.

Two teenagers were shot multiple times and were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

A 25 year old man and a 39 year old woman were also shot, but suffered less serious wounds.  

Detectives are trying to determine what prompted the altercation, but say there has been bad blood between neighbors on that block for some time.

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