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Man shoots himself after shooting his female partner, both survive

The incident happened at the Whataburger on Baldwin early Tuesday morning.

A man was seriously injured after shooting himself and the woman he was with Tuesday on Corpus Christi's West Side.

Corpus Christi Police Lt. Michael Peña said officers received a call at 7:38 a.m. for a shooting at the Whataburger at Baldwin Road and S. Port Ave.

Police gave the woman first aid after arriving, and they believe she will survive her injuries.

Pena told 3NEWS that the man's injuries are potentially life-threatening. 

"He had more serious injuries than she did, but hopefully everyone survives," he said. 

Both were taken to a local hospital.

Officers said the man and woman are romantically involved, and that there are no outstanding suspects. 

Local businesses near the scene told 3NEWS that they were shaken up by Tuesday morning's shooting. Sparking City Jewelers and Florists Owner Crystal Abastta said that events like this don't normally happen in the area. 

"I've always felt safe here, been here 47 years and always felt safe, but the world is changing," she said. 

Pena said that domestic violence happens year round in the Coastal Bend, and holidays are no exception. 3NEWS spoke with Purple Door Prevention Coordinator Maribel Arredondo, who said there are multiple signs to look out for when it comes to domestic violence. 

"Its the subtle signs of the controlling, the possessiveness, the over jealousy, those are all signs of abuse as well," she said. 

Arredondo told 3NEWS that if residents are experiencing any form of domestic violence to call their hotline, where they can direct clients to necessary resources.

"Is it a problem here in Nueces County and Corpus Christi? Well yes, because our doors never close. We are always getting new clients. In my opinion until our doors can close because we don't have clients. It is a problem," she said.

The Whataburger was shut down to business after Tuesday morning's incident and has not reopened yet. 3NEWS reached out to the Whataburger for comment. 

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