Shooting on the Northeast Side ruptures home’s gas line, causes evacuations Friday night

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Multiple people were evacuated from their homes on the Northeast Side Friday night due to a gas leak caused by a shooting, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 800 block of Chipping Drive for a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies say they could smell gas in the air and also discovered shell casings on the street.

Residents were quickly evacuated as CPS Energy crews responded. Officials said a gas line at a vacant home was struck by a round, causing the leak.

The leak was contained and officials reported no injuries from the incident. No details were yet available on the shooting as it remains under investigation.