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Three people shot dead and two injured at San Antonio sports bar

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 8/16/2021 Sandra Salathe For Dailymail.Com
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Three people were shot dead and two were severely injured after an altercation broke out between two individuals at a sports bar in San Antonio, Texas  early Sunday.

The shooting erupted outside the Boom Boom Sports Bar at around 3.35am. 

Loved ones identified the victims killed as April Rodriguez, 32, Dan Edward Martinez, Jr., 28, and Mauro Rodriguez, 26. 

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said a fight occurred inside the bar between two people before it spilled out into the parking lot - where an unidentified man opened fire. 

One of the victim's father, Dan Martinez, said individuals were fighting with pool balls when his son stepped in.

a group of people posing for the camera: Pictured: Victim April Rodriguez, one of the three individuals shot dead at Boom Boom Sports Bar in San Antonio, Texas Sunday

Pictured: Victim April Rodriguez, one of the three individuals shot dead at Boom Boom Sports Bar in San Antonio, Texas Sunday
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'He always wanted to be that noble person, to try to not like have so much violence, because he's been through so much growing up, he was trying to do the right thing,' Martinez told KENS 5. 

It is believed the owner was trying to close the bar when the altercation began, according to police. 

Martinez said his son was trying to help April and Mauro Rodriguez, the brother and sister shot at the bar.  

a hand holding a toy: One of the victim's father, Dan Martinez, said individuals were fighting with pool balls when his son stepped in © Provided by Daily Mail One of the victim's father, Dan Martinez, said individuals were fighting with pool balls when his son stepped in

'They were always together, it was always him and her, they were holding hands until the end,' Tiffany Rodriguez, April and Mauro's sister told KENS 5.

'She didn't deserve this, either of them. They were both very loving, open arms to everybody, she didn't deserve this,' Rodriguez added. 

After the alternation spilled out into the parking lot, a man went to his car, pulled out a long gun, and began firing rounds in the air, striking two women (one of them being April Rodriguez) and three men (two being Dan Edward Martinez, Jr and Mauro Rodriguez) all in their 20s and 30s on the way back to the bar.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while one died at Brooke Army Medical Center and two others are in critical condition. 

McManus said it is unclear if there was a connection between the suspect and the victims.

Both families are questioning why the Boom Boom Sports Bar was open after hours without security or anyone to intervene. 

'I think that's illegal [they're open after hours] and people lost their lives because of that,' Martinez said. 

The suspect still has not been apprehended an investigation is underway, McManus said. In addition, a GoFundMe has been set up for Martinez's funeral expenses. 

a truck that is sitting in the middle of the night: Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while one died at Brooke Army Medical Center and two others are in critical condition © Provided by Daily Mail Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while one died at Brooke Army Medical Center and two others are in critical condition a desk with a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: It is believed the owner was trying to close the bar when the altercation began © Provided by Daily Mail It is believed the owner was trying to close the bar when the altercation began Read more
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