An 18-year-old boy accidentally blew his hand off with a firework that he had been firing in the midst of a massive street racing spectacle,
San Antonio police responded to the Eisenhauer Flea Market off the 3900 block of Eisenhauer Road just before 11pm Sunday, finding 200 car club racers in the parking lot.
Two people were injured shooting fireworks, with the 18-year-old having been in the back of a pickup truck that was doing doughnuts. His hands blew up while attempting to throw the mortar style fireworks,
The second victim had the firework blow up in his face. It also blew off three fingers from one hand while badly injuring the other.
San Antonio police responded to the scene of Eisenhauer Flea Market and found 200 car club racers in the parking lot. There they learned two people were injured after shooting fireworks
Video shows the moment when one of the teens had their hands obliterated by the fireworks, with someone else lighting up the fireworks he’s about to use
That victim has suffered injuries to both eyes, according to a police report. He may have vision loss,
Video shows the moment when one of the teens had their hands obliterated by the fireworks, with someone else lighting up the fireworks he’s about to use.
The firework explodes and blood can seen everywhere as people stare at the jumbled mess left over.
The footage shows several people carting the teen off and attempting to get him help.
The teen appeared in absolute shock at what was left of his hands
The footage shows several people carting the teen off and attempting to get him help
Both were taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center, where their current condition is unknown.
At least 50 vehicles were also seen at a Valero gas station near Perrin Beitel Road, police shared. They added that another racing incident took place near South General McMullen Drive and West Thompson Place.
At the last location, police claim that people starting throwing wood, rocks and fireworks at the officers. They added that one officer was hit in the chest and a patrol vehicle
The second victim had the firework blow up in his face. It also blew off three fingers from one hand while badly injuring the other
Police said at that location people started throwing wood, rocks and fireworks at officers, hitting one of them in the chest and damaging the windshield of a patrol vehicle.
Folks at the scene fled in their vehicles once gunshots were heard, police shared. No one was injured and a shooter has not been identified.
A 19-year-old at the scene was apprehended and charged with obstructing a highway or other passenger.
No other arrest have been made.