Man shot dead during workout in gym: Police

A man was fatally shot in the head while working out at a gym in San Antonio, Texas, according to police.

San Antonio officials police The department ran to the 7100 block of Blanco Road after receiving reports of a shooting at the LA Fitness gym at around 7 p.m. on Monday, August 1.

They found that the victim had been shot once in the head and had died due to the injury, abc Affiliate KSAT reported.

Police have not yet disclosed the identity of the victim.

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File photo of police car. The victim was shot and killed in a San Antonio gym.
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According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information on shootings from across the US, 18 people have been fatally shot in San Antonio since July 1 this year. Around 101 people have been shot dead in the city. from 1 january

The SAPD identified 32-year-old Jesse Markie McWilliams as the suspect and told the network that he went after the victim and shot her at close range.

According to Caset, McWilliams was caught on the sidewalk near a nearby car dealership without incident.

Prisoner records on the Bexar County Central Magistrates website, viewed by newsweekshowed that McWilliams was charged with first degree murder on Monday.

McWilliams did not have a gun when he was arrested, but according to the network, a weapon was found during a search of the pass.

SAPD officials told the KSAT that they believed the victim was killed in the targeted firing, although they did not comment on a possible motive.

Witness Quincy Mason told the network: “Hey [the suspect] went right on top of it [the victim] Point blank and just aired it out, like it was in a movie.

“Dude could probably feel the gun on his head before.”

Mason claimed the victim’s son was with him at the time of the shooting and continued: “He didn’t even cry. He didn’t even know what to think about it. Bless his heart.”

newsweek SAPD has been contacted for comment.

While rare, there have been cases where people have been brutally assaulted at gyms across the United States.

Earlier this year, a man was chased at a California gym, where he was stabbed in the back with a six-inch knife.

Police told CBS The man is reported to have survived the stabbing and is said to be in a stable condition at a nearby hospital.

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