At least one person was wounded in what police believe was a gun fight in Mission Hills early Saturday morning, San Diego Police Department officials confirmed.
According to SDPD Lt. Paul Rorrison, approximately one dozen shots were fired in the 2000 block of Hancock Street near Noell Street at around 2 a.m.
Lt. Rorrison says police officers located several shell casings of various calibers in the area.
A male victim later showed up at the Naval Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest linked to the gunfire exchange in Mission Hills, police said.
Based on witness statements and the high number of shell casings found at the scene, Lt. Rorrison believes the shooting involved multiple suspects who got into an altercation near a bar or nightclub.
“There was possibly a gunfight between two people or a group of people,” said Lt. Rorrison. “We know from witness statements there were several people at the intersection. Basically, two groups of males as they were leaving a club area on Hancock.”
The victim with the chest wound is expected to survive, Lt. Rorrison said.
He also said at least one person fled the scene following the shooting in a white PT Cruiser that was last seen traveling on Noell Street. SDPD officials say the vehicle was later found near the San Diego Zoo parking lot, riddled with bullet holes.
The motive for the shootout is unclear, and officials are still investigating.
They’re asking anyone with information to contact the SDPD.