Police Chief: City Not More Dangerous Following Third Public Place Shooting

San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus stresses that the public is not in any greater danger from violent crime, despite three shootings in public places in the past week, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Three people were shot, two of them fatally, in an argument in the parking lot of an east side convenience store overnight. This follows the shooting of a man in the parking lot of North Star Mall Tuesday night, and the shooting of three people, killed two of them, in the parking lot of a south side bar last week.

"Violence can start anywhere,"McManus said. "Can't let this alter what we do. Go about your busienss, be aware of your surroundings."

He says there is no connection between the three parking lot shootings, and there is no indication that public activity today is any more dangerous than it was before.

McManus says an argument between the three men led to the shooting last night. He doesn't know what prompted the shooting, but he says one of the men, in his late teens, a second man in his forties, and a third man in his fifties came out shooting after the older man started an argument.

The teenager and the man in his forties were found dead in the parking lot of the Pit Stop on Lakeway, off W.W. White. The older man was found shot in the face behind a store across the street.

McManus says he is not looking for any suspects, he says the three people who were shot were the only people involved.

"No," he said. "We have the three individuals who have been shot."

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