A person who was turned away from a bar in San Antonio shot and wounded at the least eight folks within the parking zone late Friday, police stated. The alleged gunman claimed to be a UFC fighter previous to the taking pictures, one thing UFC president Dana White hopes isn’t true.

As of early Sunday morning, police nonetheless had been looking for the gunman, who fled the scene Friday night time, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus stated at a briefing early Saturday.

The gunman was a part of a small group that left a bar in northern San Antonio and walked throughout the road to Rebar, a big nightspot that always has stay music and DJ performances. The group was turned away on the door as a result of they had been “inebriated,” McManus stated.

One of many members of the group responded by saying, “Don’t you already know who I’m? I’m a UFC fighter from California,” the police chief stated. That man then walked again to his automotive throughout the road, obtained a protracted rifle, walked again to the Rebar parking zone and opened hearth, McManus stated.

5 girls and three males between the ages of 23 and 41 had been damage within the taking pictures, McManus stated. Their precise situations weren’t instantly recognized, however McManus characterised them as steady at native hospitals, the place they took themselves.

Requested Saturday in regards to the man’s declare after UFC on ESPN 10 in Las Vegas, White stated he hoped there was some mistake within the case.

“In the event you don’t suppose that I heard about that one at 7 a.m. this morning. what I imply? I hope it’s not true,” White informed reporters after Saturday night time’s UFC on ESPN 10 occasion in Las Vegas. “However I hear that on a regular basis. You know the way many bald guys on this city stroll round and say they’re me. It’s thoughts boggling. If I informed you a few of these tales, you wouldn’t consider it. I’m hoping that’s the case.”

Essentially the most critical damage was suffered by somebody who was shot within the again, McManus stated. Two others had been grazed however didn’t settle for therapy.

Though the shooter remained at massive, McManus stated he didn’t consider there was any danger to the realm. Additional particulars weren’t instantly obtainable.

Rebar is about 2 miles southeast of San Antonio Worldwide Airport. A name to the cellphone quantity listed on its web site was not answered.

The Related Press contributed to this report.