Police in Otay Mesa are searching for the gunman in a fatal double shooting that killed one man and injured another in a car where a third person was later discovered in the trunk of that vehicle.
The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Twining and Palm Avenues when someone shot the 21-year-old driver of a white sedan in the chest and their passenger in the ankle, according to the San Diego Police Department. The injured driver was taken to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and the 22-year-old passenger was also hospitalized, but with non-life threatening injuries.
After the two shooting victims were taken to the hospital, officers discovered a 16-year-old girl in the trunk of the white sedan. Police described the teenager as a "companion" of the shooting victims who was "found hiding and uninjured" in the trunk.
About 45 minutes into the investigation, a possible DUI driver struck a police officer and his cruiser at the scene. The officer was maintaining the perimeter at the scene when a car traveling on Palm Avenue slammed into the officer and cruiser.
The officer suffered minor injuries to the head along with some scratches and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK. Video at the scene showed police performing a sobriety test on the driver then taking him into custody.
The investigations into both the shooting and the possible DUI crash are ongoing.