SAN ANTONIO – The victim of a fatal shooting early Monday morning on the Northeast Side has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office as 19-year-old Aydin Hoffman.
Hoffman is a former standout football player at Madison High School who signed to play with West Texas A&M University. He was on Christmas break from his freshman year in college.
Buffaloes head coach Hunter Hughes issued a statement on behalf of the program:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Aydin Hoffman during this tragic time,” said Hughes. “Aydin was a leader on and off the field and was loved and respected by his teammates.”
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According to San Antonio police, officers responded to the 13900 block of O’Connor Road around 12:30 a.m. for a shooting in progress.
Officers said Hoffman was trying to pull into a private parking lot on O’Connor when he crashed into a curb and barrier.
Hoffman had a bullet wound to his upper body. He was transported to the hospital where he died several hours later as a result of his injuries from the shooting, police said.
Calvin Robertson, one of Hoffman’s former trainers and coaches, told KSAT.com the entire Madison community is devastated.
He added that Hoffman was a “great kid with a positive attitude.”
Some of his former teammates and friends across the area have also shared their grief on social media.
Madison Athletics is deeply saddened with what has happened over night and this morning. Our hearts are with Aydin, his family, his friends and our community. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/nDTLkPF3V9
— Madison Athletics (@jm_mavs) December 30, 2019
The official Madison athletics Twitter account posted a message Monday morning that read: “Madison Athletics is deeply saddened with what has happened over night and this morning. Our hearts are with Aydin, his family, his friends and our community.”
Hoffman played wide receiver and tight end for the Mavericks. He earned first team All-District honors in 2018 after leading Madison to a district championship and appearance in the second round of the playoffs.
An investigation is ongoing into what led to the shooting. Police had not announced any arrests as of Monday morning.
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