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Mass shooting at family barbecue leaves at least 2 dead in San Antonio

A vehicle drove by and “unloaded on them, about 20 to 30 rounds,” the police chief said.

At least two people were killed and five others were injured in a drive-by shooting on a family barbecue late Saturday, San Antonio police said.

“The family was barbecuing out in front of the house,” Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference early Sunday.

He added that a vehicle drove by and “unloaded on them about 20 to 30 rounds.”

Two men were killed, he said, adding that two women were among the five injured.

“There were six children inside the house that were uninjured,” McManus said. “They weren’t out front.”

McManus said there was “a deadly conduct” at the address in the city's southwest back in May. But other than that, he said, police did not have any history on the house. 

There was no description of the shooter or shooters, he said.

McManus could not confirm whether the shooting was targeted. He said investigators “have a couple of theories.”