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Man Opens Fire at San Antonio Store, Killing Two People and Injuring Another Before Killing

October 7, 1997

Man Opens Fire at San Antonio Store, Killing Two People and Injuring Another Before Killing Himself; Officials Say He Was an Angry Boyfriend

One woman was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, suffering a gunshot wound to the head, said Craig Martin, a hospital spokesman. The woman was found outside the building housing ProtoCall, a paging and answering service.

Police and emergency medical technicians entered the building at midmorning to remove the bodies of three victims, including the gunman, dead of a self-inflicted wound, said Capt. Frank Xiques, a supervisor in the city’s communications division.

Another survivor was found hiding in the building, Xiques said.

Sgt. Sandy Perez, a police department spokeswoman, said the 42-year-old gunman had had a fight Monday night with his girlfriend, who worked at ProtoCall. It was not immediately clear if she was among the victims.

The first call came from one of the wounded, a woman, Xiques said.

``She indicated that somebody had walked in and shot three people. She indicated that she was shot,″ he said. ``Very calmly, she gave the address and any information we needed.″

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