Three people have been injured after someone open fired outside a gay bar in San Antonio. Texas last night.
According to San Antonio police at the scene there was an altercation between two parties and as one group left the Pegasus nightclub someone drove off in a red vehicle and fired shots at the bar.
Two men and a woman were injured during the shooting and were taking to San Antonio Military Medical Center and were treated for their non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooter reportedly fled the scene.
San Antonio police are still looking for the shooter as they continue to investigate.
Matt Massey of KSAT reported on his Twitter account that the altercation began when the groups left the club to get tacos which are sold outside. One of the men was called a slur and the situation escalated. The manager of Pegasus said that he heard 8 shots fired outside the club.
None of those shot were involved in the initial confrontation.
This is a developing story. Please check up as we will update this story with the latest developments.
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Via CBS News:
An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fifteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Nikolas Jacob Cruz was booked into the Broward County Jail early Thursday, still wearing the hospital gown he was given after being treated for labored breathing following his arrest. Just before gunfire broke out, some students at the school thought they were having another fire drill. A law enforcement source said the suspect appears to have pulled the school fire alarm, causing chaos, then started shooting, reports CBS News news senior investigative producer Pat Milton.
An official is familiar with the investigation is saying that Cruz legally purchased his AR-15 rifle about a year ago. Federal law allows people 18 and over to legally purchase long guns. At 21, people can legally buy handguns from a licensed dealer.
The NRA said “the AR-15 has soared in popularity” because it’s “customizable, adaptable, reliable and accurate.” It is also versatile and can be used for “sport shooting, hunting and self-defense situations,” the NRA said, adding the ability to “personalize” so many of the rifle’s components “is one of the things that makes it so unique.”
The NRA estimates Americans own more than 8 million of them.
“What I would call an attack on religious freedom is trickling down in our country. It’s not just isolated to the administration but it’s as if the President and his administration’s indifference towards religious freedom has really created an open season all across this country. In fact next week down in Tampa as the Republican National Committee begins its work on its platform we’ll be working with Liberty Institute and we’ll be releasing a study that shows this increased hostility towards religious freedom in this country.” – Tony Perkins, who sits on the RNC platform committee, is a political commentator for BOTH CNN and MSNBC, and is connected to White supremacist groups
Oh great another bought and paid for biases and flawed study. Anything to keep the gravy train with biscuit wheels going.
And this is just the beginning kids. It’s just the event that Tony Perkins and every religious right hate group have been waiting for and they, their followers, the GOP are sharpening up their pitch forks and scythes while the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD and The Task Force are closing their eyes, putting their fingers in their ears and hoping that it goes away so they don’t actually have to work and fight back.
In what eerily seems reminiscent.of what happened this year at San Francisco Pride, one teenager is dead after a gang battle at a Pride Parade in Brazil over the weekend.
Police say the teenager was shot when the gangs got into a confrontation late Saturday as they headed to the parade attended by nearly 70,000 people in Juiz de Fora. Police detained 17 youngsters, including a man suspected of firing the shots that killed the teenager. Their ages were not immediately released.
FOX40- KTXL Sacramento and SFGate are reporting that that 3 to 4 people were in the Castro late last night during Pink Saturday celebrations.
Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots fired at Castro and Market Streets along the 2300 block in front of “The Cafe,” a popular gay nightclub. A teenage male sustained life-threatening injuries and two other individuals were wounded. A 19-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and a weapon was recovered, KGO-AM reported.
Saturday evening’s shooting was a flashback to a similar incident that occurred during a public event on Halloween in 2006. The shooting, believed to be gang-related, led to the cancellation of future Halloween events in San Francisco’s predominantly-gay Castro district.
PLEASE be aware and be careful out there everyone……
NYC news is reporting that two gay men were shot at 4:30am this morning outside Chelsea’s M2 Ultralounge, which is hosting the annual post-Black Party event Alegria Extreme. One man was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the leg as both patrons stood in the club’s outside smoking area. Police have not made an arrest and have not determined if the shooting may have been a hate crime.