5 People Shot Near Petco Park, 2 Suspects Sought - NBC 7 San Diego

5 People Shot Near Petco Park, 2 Suspects Sought



    5 Shot in East Village

    NBC 7s Melissa Adan reports that the four men and one woman injured in the shooting knew each other, according to police. Two gunmen were still on the loose.

    (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018)

    Five people were shot blocks from Petco Park in the East Village of downtown San Diego late Monday.

    San Diego police were searching for two men Tuesday believed to be linked to the shootings that occurred near the intersection of Island Avenue and 15th Street at about 11 p.m. Monday, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Lt. Mike Holden said.

    Four people were found with gunshot wounds at the intersection and a fifth person was shot about two blocks away. At least two were in serious condition but all were expected to survive their injuries, Holden said. 

    SDPD believe the same two suspects are responsible for both shootings. They were described as young men, about 19 to 25 years old, standing just over 6 feet tall.

    At the time of the shootings, they were wearing dark clothing and were last seen running westbound from Island Avenue and 15th Street, Holden said.

    Two women who were at 17th and Island around 10 p.m. told NBC 7 they heard several gunshots in the area then saw two men running past them.  

    Holden said a motive in the attack was not clear but the shooting may be gang-related. A gang unit was called to assist in the investigation. Police were on scene through the night, talking to witnesses and searching for clues. 

    Tuesday morning, detectives could be seen investigating a car parked at the site of the shootings. It was unclear how the car was related to the incidents. 

    No other information was available.

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