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Two SAPD officers ‘very critical’ after downtown shooting

Two police officers in San Antonio, Texas, are in critical condition after a shootout with two people just north of the city’s downtown area.McManus said the officers were on directive patrol when they stopped two men walking around 3:25 p.m.in the 100 block of West Evergreen. When the officers got out of their patrol auto, one of the men opened fire with a handgun, McManus said.The officers returned fire and hit one suspect but were both critically wounded. McManus said one officer was struck “in the head, facial area”, while the other was shot somewhere in the upper torso. The second suspect is in custody.The officers were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center in “very critical condition”, Police Chief William McManus said.The gunman was listed in grave condition at University Hospital.McManus said both suspects were in custody immediately and there was no further danger after the initial shots were fired.San Antonio College was placed on lockdown during the shooting, but has since been given the all clear.The other person police were trying to stop was detained immediately, McManus said.Both officers are nine-year veterans, McManus said.