A man was critically shot in the middle of a neighborhood in Logan Heights Tuesday night, collapsing from his wounds in front of a house, officials said.
The San Diego Police Department said the shooting happened just after 9:15 p.m. near the 2200 block of Ocean View Boulevard. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots, police confirmed.
When officers arrived in the neighborhood they discovered an injured man lying in the front yard of a home. He had been shot at least once in the lower torso but was conscious, SDPD Lt. Paul Rorrison said.
The victim was taken to UCSD Medical Center but died from his injuries shortly thereafter. Police identified the victim Thursday as 28-year-old Jason Coney.
According to investigators, witnesses heard an argument between several people in the area just before gunfire erupted. Several men were spotted scattering away from the scene, which leads Rorrison to believe there may have been multiple shooters involved in what he referred to as a “chaotic” incident.
Rorrison said one of the suspects was described as a man wearing a brown plaid shirt, armed with a handgun.
The lieutenant said there were many witnesses because it was a warm night out and a lot of people in the area were spending time outside. Investigators are in the process of collecting witness accounts and trying to piece together exactly what led to the fatal shooting.
Police blocked off the area for the remainder of the night and into Wednesday morning. All traffic, buses and pedestrians were re-routed.
This included resident Jerome Edwards, who lives just a few houses away from where the victim collapsed. Edwards was unable to return to his home Tuesday night after police blocked off the area for their investigation.
Edwards said he heard five to six shots before seeing police cars all over his street. He said the incident was concerning, especially because he has young children who also heard the commotion.
“It’s a little scary because, you know, I have kids. You have to be careful out here. It’s dangerous,” Edwards told NBC 7. “Hopefully they find whoever did this and it doesn’t happen again.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the case should call the SDPD at (888) 580-8477.