Friend Shocked by Deadly Rolando Shooting

By Vanessa Herrera and Christina London
|  Sunday, Dec 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:47 PM PDT
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Friend Shocked by Deadly Rolando Shooting

The fatal shooting happened outside this bar in Rolando.

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San Diego police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday night in Rolando.

Just before 11:30 p.m., police and paramedics were called to a bar in a shopping plaza in the 7100-block of El Cajon Boulevard.

According to police, a man in his 30s was lying in the parking lot, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He had been hit in the torso.

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. His name has not been released.

NBC 7 talked to a man who was visiting the scene the next morning. The man didn’t want to be identified, but said he went to school and Bible study with the victim. He said he couldn’t believe this happened to such a good person.

“Perhaps they’ll pick up a few more patrol cars by this area,” he said. “But there hasn’t been, like I said, any trouble in this area, so I’m really surprised.”

Pat Thorn has worked in the shopping center for more than a decade and said she was also shocked by the shooting.

“Something like this is very unexpected,” Thorn said.

Witnesses said they saw two men in dark clothing shoot the victim. Police said the perpetrators were last seen walking east on El Cajon Boulevard.

Two other witnesses told NBC 7 they were inside the bar and didn’t hear the gunshots over the loud music.

As of Sunday evening, no arrests had been made. Anyone with information can call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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