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1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at College Area Apartment

Authorities are searching for two men in connection to the deadly double shooting

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One person was killed and another injured in a shooting at a College Area apartment Wednesday night.

The San Diego Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at the Aztec Pacific Apartments on the 6600 block of Montezuma Road at around 7:28 p.m., according to Lt. Matt Dobbs.

Officers arrived and found one victim dead inside an apartment, and a second victim injured, according to Dobbs. The second victim was taken to the hospital and reportedly needed emergency surgery.

"I heard like 3 gunshots, what sounded like gunshots. I didn't think anything of it until I started hearing cops come by and then I came out to my patio," next door neighbor Sebastian Savo said.

The victims were described as males in their 20s. There were at least two other people inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, according to Dobbs. The condition of the surviving victim was not immediately clear.

NBC 7's Jackie Crea has the latest information from police.

Witnesses reported seeing two men jumping fences on the east side of the complex running away from the scene shortly after shots were fired. Authorities are searching for those two individuals in connection to the shooting.

At this time, there does not appear to be any signs of forced entry at the apartment, Dobbs said, but as of 11 p.m. detectives were still waiting on a warrant allowing them to enter the unit.

The victims have not been identified. There is no threat to the surrounding community, Dobbs said.

No other information was available. Authorities said they will seek surveillance footage from nearby establishments to review for their investigation.

The Aztec Pacific Apartments are located just a few blocks east of San Diego State University.

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