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Childcare Center Shelters in Place After Teen Shot Nearby in Barrio Logan

More than 70 children, some as young as 3 years old, were sheltered in place at the Barrio Logan Child Development Center Monday after a teen was shot in the street less than a block away.

The San Diego Police Department said the victim, a 17-year-old male, was walking along the Interstate 5 overpass bridge on Sampson Street with two others at around 11:30 a.m. when a car drove by and parked.

A passenger got out of the car and, without saying anything, fired multiple shots at the group. The 17-year-old was hit at least once in his side, SDPD said.

The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, got back into the dark-colored sedan and drove away headed north, according to police.

Medics took the victim to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened near a popular taco restaurant. Police said the victim or his friends were not customers there.

As of around 1:30 p.m. the child development center on Logan Avenue was no longer sheltering in place. According to the center, there 72 children between the ages of 3 and 5 registered there.

"Just the fact that it happened so close to where our children are playing, so close to where there are so many open people. It's a busy street here, so it's shocking," one woman told NBC 7.

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