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Two killed in Texas music venue shooting

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at bar and live music venue the Ventura in San Antonio, Texas, killing two and injuring five more

By IQ on 20 Jan 2020

Two killed in Texas music venue shooting

The shooting occurred at the Ventura, a bar and live music venue

image © The Ventura/Facebook

Two people were killed and at least five injured in a shooting during a concert at the Ventura in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday night (19 January).

Police were called to the music venue at 8 p.m. last night, after a gunman opened fire inside the club. According to San Antonio police chief William McManus, the shooting occurred after an argument broke out in bar.

The concert, dubbed ‘Living the Dream’, featured multiple emerging acts and local musicians including Jonathan Tyler, Hoax and MikeNo$leep.

The shooting prompted a mixed reaction on the venue’s Facebook page, with some users defending the bar as “an excellent spot for up-and-coming musicians” and stating that similar issues had never occurred before. Others criticised the venue for a perceived lack of security enforcement.

A police search for the gunman is ongoing.


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