UPDATE: Minor shot himself in car theft near Texas State, city says

  • Johnathan Silver
  • American-Statesman Staff
11:36 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 Local
Texas State University. AMERICAN-STATESMAN file photo

11:30 a.m. update: Three minors were involved in a car theft that sparked the search for a gunman near the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, city officials said.

“At 3:28 a.m., San Marcos police responded to a report of shots fired at Hutchison and Moon Street and found two juveniles, one of whom had suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left calf with a sawed-off shotgun,” city officials said in a statement Wednesday.

A Twitter post from campus police earlier in the day incorrectly reported the shooting took place at a nearby bank, city spokeswoman Kristy Stark told the American-Statesman.

“In the course of their investigation, officers determined that three juveniles were involved in the theft of a silver 2011 Subaru Outback (4-door with hatchback), Texas license plate FLH9140, with a black roof rack that was later reported stolen from the Local Downtown apartment complex,” city officials said later in a statement. “The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside.”

The minor who injured himself was taken to an area hospital, and police are questioning the second juvenile involved, according to the statement.

“The location of a third juvenile believed to be involved is unknown,” the statement said. “Both the weapon and the stolen vehicle remain unaccounted for at this time. It is unknown if the weapon was in the vehicle at the time of the theft or if the juveniles brought the weapon with them.”

It’s unclear exactly how each party was involved in the theft. Police said they wouldn’t release any more information about the incident because it involved minors.

7:40 a.m. update: Texas State University police said they are searching for a man suspected of shooting someone early Wednesday at a bank near campus in San Marcos, the department posted on Twitter and Facebook. Police say the man was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants, carrying a weapon and heading toward campus in a silver Subaru.

University police are asking anyone with information about the man to call them at 512-245-2805.

Shortly before 3:30 a.m., university police learned of a shooting at Broadway Bank, 301 N. CM Allen Parkway. The victim was taken to an area hospital, according to the department.

University police later posted on Twitter that “UPD assisted SMPD with a reported robbery/shooting 4 am. Investigators revealed shooting self inflicted. Individuals involved have been Identified.”

Authorities have not yet provided further details about the incident.

Earlier: Texas State University police said they need help finding a man suspected of being connected to an off-campus shooting.

Police posted a message shortly before 5 a.m. on Twitter saying the man was last seen driving toward the San Marcos campus.

Police were asking anyone with information about the man to call them at 512-245-2805.

Authorities have not yet released a description of the man or details about the shooting.