Police launched a homicide investigation overnight in San Carlos after a 23-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting on the street where he lived with his family.
At around 10:50 p.m., several 911 calls came into the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) reporting gunshots being fired at Park Ridge Boulevard near Wandermere Drive.
When police officers got to the neighborhood, they learned a man had been shot several times in the street, and a family member had driven the victim to Kaiser Zion Hospital.
Additional officers were sent to the hospital to check on the victim, but it was too late. He died at the hospital, the police department said.
The deadly shooting is under investigation; no one else was wounded.
The incident left many residents on edge. The neighborhood, which is near Patrick Henry High School, is home to many families with children.
Resident Rachel Teixeira, a mother of three, told NBC 7 her kids were terrified when the family heard approximately five shots fired Friday night around 10:45 p.m.
“[It sounded] like, ‘Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,’” she explained. “It’s not something you hear every day. It was very, very scary, to hear shots and have the cops around our house.”
She said her children couldn’t go to sleep for hours after the shooting.
Teixeira said she’s shocked something like this would happen in their neighborhood, an area known as being family-friendly.
“There’s really great schools in the neighborhood, people move here for the schools,” she added.
Neighbor Joseph Arellano described the area as “extremely quiet” and “peaceful” with a lot of people out and about.
“People [are] constantly [out] exercising, jogging, walking their dogs,” he said. “[It’s a] very nice neighborhood.”
Other neighbors told NBC 7 they heard screaming after the gunfire.
SDPD Homicide Unit Lt. Mike Holden said that, at this time, police cannot release any information regarding the suspect. The name of the victim has not yet been released.
Any witnesses with information on the shooting can reach out to the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.