State of the City — Week of 02/28/2023

Gauri Raje, News Editor

An 81-year-old man has died, and a 74-year-old woman was critically injured after they were attacked by two dogs last Friday. The couple was visiting relatives when they were mauled on the sidewalk by the dogs, which came from a neighboring property. The attack was underway when fire crews responded, CNN reports. Upon arrival, emergency responders saw the man being dragged by one of the dogs. They had to fend off the animals while helping the couple. The two American Staffordshire terriers, along with a third dog from the same location, were in the custody of Animal Care Services and have been euthanized. The owner of the dogs faces felony charges.

A shooting believed to have been caused by a road rage incident has led to the hospitalization of a woman. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, around Highway 90 near Loop 410. According to police, the car occupied by the woman and two other passengers was shot at by a passing minivan. 

Three San Antonio Fire Department personnel were the target of a shooting that took place at the 2500 block of Bandera Road. The suspect was driving a silver Toyota and fired multiple rounds at the SAFD personnel, two of whom suffered gunshot wounds. The incident occurred when West Patrol officials relocated to the fire station after responding to reports of shots heard. The suspect vehicle has not been located; this is an ongoing investigation. 

A San Antonio hotel has been evacuated after guests suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. Five individuals at the Hampton Inn and Suites located at 118 Soledad Street were treated for the poisoning. This occurrence is the second incident. A similar situation occurred at Hotel Emma at The Pearl, where a carbon monoxide leak led to 15 employees being taken to a local hospital. 

Eight Budweiser Clydesdales horses got tangled up at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The two front horses faltered during a maneuver and collided with the pair of horses behind them. A video of the incident, which has now gone viral, shows the collision. As a result, one of the horses became entangled with its harness and tripped. Initial attempts to get the horse to stand up failed; however, the horse eventually got up and walked out of the arena on all four legs.