Facebook Fight Leads to Teen Brawl, Triple Shooting

By Pilar Arias

San Antonio police Chief William McManus suggests people not engage in risky behavior on social media following a triple shooting on the city’s southwest side Wednesday night.

During a press conference Thursday, McManus said two groups of teenagers were fighting about something on Facebook prior to agreeing to meet up in the 100 block of Seacomber Place to fight it out.

Both groups fought in the street until the fight was broken up by a parent on scene. The group now being referred to as the “suspect group” took off eastbound on Seacomber Place in a white SUV-type vehicle and fired shots at the group left behind. Two boys and one girl were shot, but are all expected to be okay.

“As parents we all need to pay attention to what our kids are doing on Facebook, no matter how old they are. If they’re living in our house, we need to see what they’re doing on Facebook and social media,” McManus said.

The suspects have not been found. When they are, they will face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).

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