Police: Children, 4 adults shot outside Texas restaurant

SAN ANTONIO – A masked gunman opened fire on a family waiting to sit down at a San Antonio restaurant, an injury, a 6-year-old boy and four of his family members, police said Monday.

Police chief William McManus said shortly after the Sunday night shooting that the boy was shot in the leg and was expected to survive, but that two of the adults’ injuries were life-threatening. He said that investigators do not believe the shooting was random.

The child, two men and two women sit on a bench for a Texas Roadhouse when they were struck by gunfire around 8:40 a.m., according to a preliminary police report released Monday

The suspect ran to a nearby parking lot and fired multiple rounds from a gun on the flight, the report said. The police said that the suspect was approximately 15 feet (4.6 meters) from the front of the restaurant, when he opened fire.

The police said that the suspect has not yet been determined and remains large.

The child and four adults were taken by the emergency services to the University Hospital in San Antonio, while the fifth victim, a 27-year-old man, was later discovered in the hospital after the transport itself, according to the report. The police said that the adults ranged in age from 22 to 50.

The police said Monday that they had no immediate updates on the victims conditions. Citing hospital policy, a spokeswoman for University Hospital said Monday that she could not confirm whether the victims were treated at the facility.

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