2 Shot in Park West Homeless Youth Apartment

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    A shooting in an apartment complex north of downtown San Diego turned fatal Tuesday night when one of the two victims in the shooting died in the hospital.

    The shooting happened at about 3:15 p.m. in a transitional housing program for homeless teens in the Park West neighborhood of San Diego, police said. The area is also known as Banker's Hill.

    2 Shot in Park West Building

    [DGO] 2 Shot in Park West Building
    A double shooting happened just north of downtown San Diego on Tuesday afternoon, wounding two people. Danya Bacchus reports. (Published Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012)

    Medics were requested for two patients inside the apartment complex , located near the corner of 1st Ave. and West Fir St.

    One victim was shot in the thigh. The other suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

    Police confirmed at about 9:30 p.m. that one of the victims died in the hospital.

    The shooting was the result of an altercation that had started earlier in the day. Police did not not say exactly what the altercation was about, but it ended with one person shooting two of his neighbors.

    Witnesses at the scene say they heard several gunshots. One witness said she saw two people running into an apartment, heard gunshots and then saw the two people run back out and speed off in a vehicle waiting for them.

    About 30 minutes after the shooting, CHP pulled over a vehicle that matched witness descriptions of the car on the scene of the shooting. Authorities with the San Diego Police Department later confirmed that the two people in the traffic stop are connected to the shooting.

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