Man, 18, shot while walking through Northeast side neighborhood, police say

SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old is being treated for a gunshot wound that he says he suffered while walking through a Northeast side neighborhood.

San Antonio police found him in the 4300 block of Avenida Prima after answering a call about the shooting shortly before midnight Thursday.

However, he told officers he was shot while walking on a different street not far from there. The man said he and a woman were walking home from a nearby store when he was shot by an unknown person.

The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to his right thigh, but the pair reported hearing only one gunshot and could not tell from where it came, police said.

Investigators said the man and woman walked home before calling police despite being in possession of a cellphone. Some evidence appeared to suggest that the wound may have been self-inflicted so they were tested for gunshot residue, authorities said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

Police say neither he nor the woman who was with him at the time was able to offer a description of the shooter.