Pickup basketball game ends in murder at Northeast San Antonio park

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A pickup basketball game at a Northeast San Antonio park ended in gunfire Tuesday night with one man killed and two others wounded.

“There was an argument, someone pulled a gun and shot one person in the head,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Several families were at Lady Bird Johnson Park when shots rang out around 7:30 Tuesday night, but McManus says the incident was confined to the basketball court.

“What happened was reckless and it was senseless,” said McManus. “To pull out a gun because of a fight at a pick-up basketball game just doesn’t make any sense.”

Twenty-eight-year-old Ramiro Longoria was pronounced dead at the park on Nacogdoches Road.  Twenty-seven-year-old Clarence White was taken to a hospital and a third man was treated on the scene for a graze wound.

The search  continues for the gunman described as a think black male in his late teens or early 20s.

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