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Monday, November 2, 2020

Weekend violence near UTSA, The Well results in one person dead and five wounded

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San Antonio police are investigating a shooting near Northwest San Antonio bar The Well that left one person dead and five wounded, KENS5 reports.

According to the station, SAPD officials believe an altercation took place in the area around 2 a.m. Sunday. An ensuing shootout took place between three vehicles at an intersection near the 5500 block of UTSA Boulevard, where The Well is located.



"It's an ongoing investigation, and [SAPD has] requested video footage of our front gate to monitor people who entered our establishment — which we have provided," Lauren Stanley, The Well's owner, told the Current. "Currently, there is no indication that these individuals were guests at The Well."

KENS reports that at least two vehicles had bullet holes in them and one person died. Authorities haven't released the deceased's name, but police told the station he was 18.

No arrests have been reported.

This isn't the first time authorities have been called to the area around The Well over the past year.

Those incidents have included a not-so-silent night last Christmas, a driver who fled after running over two patrons and — most recently — "multiple complaints about large crowds and insufficient social distancing,” which led to a 30-day suspension of the the nightspot’s alcohol permit.

"The last few months have been rough for the whole industry," Stanley said. "This incident hit really close to home, obviously. It was very frightening for everyone that was working that night ... and we've decided to make some changes to ensure a more relaxed atmosphere."

Stanley shared plans for changes in entertainment programming, including reverting back to a country music-focused lineup for the foreseeable future.

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