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Car thieves open fire on couple that chased them, man injured

A man was shot in the shoulder after he reportedly tried to follow three suspected car thieves on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - A man was shot after he and his girlfriend tried to follow three suspected car thieves early Thursday morning.

Investigators say the victim and his girlfriend alerted a neighbor that someone was trying to break into his car on Lincolnshire, near Martin Luther King Drive, shortly after 1 a.m.

The thieves drove off, but the couple began following them, eventually to Ferris Avenue where the street comes to a dead end. That's when one of the suspects opened fire, hitting the man in the shoulder.

The couple then drove back to Lincolnshire where EMS was called to help. The victim was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment. No arrests have been made.

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