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Suspect arrested in shooting near Alamo Saturday morning

Numerous shell casings were found in front of Pat O 'Briens, the Wax Museum and the Alamo.
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SAN ANTONIO — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a shooting near the Alamo early Saturday morning, the San Antonio Police Department said.

Avante Tyree Bird, 19, is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East Houston Street near Alamo Plaza.

Police received multiple calls for a shooting in the downtown area. When they arrived, they found one person shot and numerous shell casings in front of Pat O 'Briens, the Wax Museum and the Alamo.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was shot in both legs. She was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Her boyfriend was reportedly with her, but he was not injured. Another man, 22, was also shot and injured.

Another victim was found outside the Menger Hotel with a gunshot graze. They were treated by Emergency Medical Services.

At the scene, San Antonio Police say they arrested 21-year-old Nikolas Holland. He reportedly had a gun in his waistband and had outstanding warrants.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation. 

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