State of the City — Week of 10/18/2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor

Following the cold front predicted on Sunday, Oct. 16, the National Weather Service predicts temperatures as low as 51 degrees can be expected on Wednesday, Oct. 19; however, temperatures should rise into the high 70s starting Thursday, Oct. 20.  

Ukrainian San Antonio came together for a rally on Saturday, Oct. 15, as a part of the “Circle of Defense” campaign. Similar events and rallies for the campaign were held by other groups across the country. The campaign was said to symbolize how Ukrainians are “defending the values of the civilized world in the frontlines.”

Over the weekend, the San Antonio Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held at Six Flags Fiesta Texas to honor those that have been affected.

An altercation on the city’s Northside led to a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 15. Authorities explained that the victim was hanging out outside his apartment complex when a group of people walked up to him and confronted him. This led to an argument, which ended with the man being shot in the leg. The man was taken to University Hospital in stable condition, and the suspects have not yet been identified. 

Two people were held at gunpoint during an attempted robbery on Saturday, Oct. 15 at San Pedro Ave. The individuals, aged 27 and 29 years old, attempted to purchase a vehicle from Facebook Marketplace and fell victim to the crime. 

On Friday, Oct. 14, a fire broke out at a downtown building. The building had at least seven apartments inside it, and residents were left displaced. The fire was reported to have been coming from the back of the house undergoing a remodel, and spread to the attic. The fire crew on site was able to control the flames within 15 minutes. While no one was injured, damage inside the apartments was “extensive.”