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Two people are dead and five injured after a person “randomly” opened fire in a bar in San Antonio on Sunday evening.
The San Antonio Police Department responded to a shootout at a bar called Ventura, just steps from the San Antonio River, at 8:00 p.m. Local time. A conflict seems to have broken out between customers when a person pulled out a gun and started shooting, police chief William McManus said at a press conference on Sunday evening.
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A total of seven people were shot. A 21-year-old man died in the club, a second person in critical condition was later pronounced dead.
Five people are currently being treated in local hospitals. The situation is currently unclear, the police said.
All victims seem to be patrons, said McManus. No bar staff were shot.
On Monday, the police said they had arrested Kieran Christopher Williams (19) in connection with the shootout and were charged with murder.
FIXED: Excellent teamwork through our Repeat Offender Program (ROP), Street Crimes Unit, SWAT, EAGLE and homicide officers in arresting Kieran Christopher Williams. Williams is accused of opening fire in Ventura last night. Two people were killed and five others injured. pic.twitter.com/TbYBrzTTVr
– San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) January 20, 2020
Williams answered questions from reporters at the police station after being detained
“He told me he was going to kill me,” Williams said. “He told me because I met him that he was going to kill me. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine.”
Williams also described himself as an aspiring music artist and asked people to follow him on Instagram before he was loaded into a police vehicle.
“I regret everything I’ve done,” he added.
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The chief of police had indicated on Sunday that they would quickly be arrested.
“We are working on it and I am confident that we will identify and detain the person sooner rather than later,” said McManus.
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ABC News’ Matt Foster and Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.