San Antonio club shooting: 2 people killed identified; suspect arrested

SAN ANTONIO — At least two people are dead and five hurt after gunfire erupted at a club in San Antonio on Sunday night, authorities said.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 3:37 a.m. EST Jan. 21: San Antonio police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with the deadly bar shooting as 19-year-old Kiernan Christopher Williams, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He will be charged with capital murder, authorities said.

Update 5:01 p.m. EST Jan. 20: San Antonio police said a suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting at a RiverWalk bar shooting that killed two people and injured five, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Police did not release the suspect’s name, the newspaper reported.

Officials said the suspect faces charges of capital murder for the deaths of 20-year-old Robert Jay Martinez III and 25-year-old Alejandro Robles, the News-Express reported.

Update 11:24 a.m. EST Jan. 20: The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified the two men who were killed as 20-year-old Robert Jay Martinez III and 25-year-old Alejandro Robles, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Robles was critically injured and taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, KENS-TV reported.

“Let’s pray SAPD catches this evil coward that took away our family and left a 5-year-old son without a daddy,” Christopher McQuade, Robles’ uncle, told KENS.

Martinez died at the scene, police told the television station.

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. during a concert around at Ventura, a live music venue and bar along the city’s RiverWalk, Police Chief William McManus told reporters at a news conference.

According to McManus, an argument broke out inside of the club, and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting, KSAT reported.

Original report: According to The Associated Press, the shooting happened about 8 p.m. local time during an argument at the Ventura, a club along the city’s River Walk. At least seven people were shot, including a 21-year-old man killed inside the venue and another person who died en route to the hospital, police told WOAI-TV.

Investigators have not yet released a description of the suspect, who was still on the run, the outlets reported.

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