12+ Rounds Fired at City Heights Apartment: SDPD - NBC 7 San Diego

12+ Rounds Fired at City Heights Apartment: SDPD

The shooting happened in the 4000 block of 51st Street

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    Dozens of Rounds Fired at Apartment

    Two unknown men drove up to an apartment complex in City Heights and riddled one apartment unit with bullets. Four people were inside, but no one was hurt. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports. (Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016)

    Officers with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are searching for two gunmen accused of spraying an apartment in City Heights with more than a dozen rounds.

    According to police, the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a complex in the 4000 block of 51st Street. Investigators said a white SUV-style vehicle carrying two men drove up to the apartment building and one man exited the vehicle and, with a large firearm in hand, fired multiple rounds into a single apartment unit.

    The bullets riddled the exterior of the apartment and the windows.

    The suspect then got back into the car and the men sped off, police said.

    At the time of the shooting, four people were inside the City Heights apartment. The bullets missed all four people and no one was injured, police confirmed.

    The sound gunfire was extremely frightening for other residents in the complex. Many neighbors told NBC 7 they ducked for cover when they heard the shots.

    “I was so scared,” said one woman.

    “I was out here and [heard], ‘Bang. Bang. Bang,’” said another resident.

    Neighbors said a lot of families live at the complex, which makes this incident especially concerning.

    The shooting remains under investigation and police are trying to determine if it was gang-related or specifically targeted someone inside the apartment. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, no arrests had been made. A detailed description of the suspects was not immediately available.