Man Shot Dead On Christmas Day Morning Over Ongoing Neighbor Feud: Police

A man was allegedly fatally shot by a neighbor on Christmas Day after one pulled out a gun over an ongoing dispute, according to Texas police.

The shooting happened at about 11:40 a.m. on Saturday at an apartment in Larkspur Drive, according to ABC-affiliated KSAT.

San Antonio police told the broadcaster they received multiple calls of shots being fired before they arrived at the North Side residence.

After officers arrived, they were shown where a 24-year-old man had been shot and were told the shooter was inside the apartment next to the neighbor.

According to KSAT, the neighbors had been involved in some sort of dispute that had gone on for a while, although it was unclear what it was over.

San Antonio police told the broadcaster the situation escalated when the 28-year-old man allegedly shot the neighbor in the hallway.

The man who was shot died at the scene, according to police.

After police arrived, the man who allegedly shot his neighbor surrendered and was taken into custody.

The suspect's identity and any charges he faces have not been released by police who continue their investigation.

Newsweek has contacted the San Antonio Police Department for comment.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings across the U.S., 29 people in the country died as a result of a firearm discharge on Christmas Day this year.

Data collected by the Gun Violence Archive also shows that 158 people in San Antonio died after being shot in 2021 (January 1 to December 26).

The fatal Christmas Day shooting comes after a 2-year-old boy died after accidentally discharging a gun he was holding on Christmas Eve.

Officers raced to a home in Independence, Missouri, at about 4:30 p.m. after they received a report of the shooting, according to local station KCTB.

People at the home allegedly initially told police the boy was fatally gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

But, police later established the child had been handling the gun at the time it had been discharged, according to the station.

Authorities later pronounced the child dead several hours after the shooting, KCTB later added.

One adult is considered a person of interest by the police and allegedly fled the home where the toddler was shot.

Officers believe the person wrecked their vehicle about four miles away from the home before he took off on foot.

Stock image of a police officer and a police car. Texas police have taken a man into custody. Getty Images

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