Linda Vista

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting Near Linda Vista Community Park

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One person died and another was injured after a shooting Sunday near the Linda Vista Community Park, San Diego Police said.

The shooting was reported at around 11:10 a.m. as a soccer game was going on in the park on Genessee Avenue. Police say the person, identified as 27-year-old Israel Castro, was apparently shot near the handball courts. He was transferred to a nearby hospital where he later died.

People also reported hearing gunshots at the skate park nearby.

“We were skating and then we heard a bunch of pops, kind of like firecrackers but a little louder, maybe 8 or 10,” said Scott Foss, a witness. “And then we saw a man running down the hill towards the street, he had a gun in his left hand.”

Police are unclear if the person who was shot was there for the soccer game.

A second victim, a 30-year-old man identified later as Adderli Lopez, showed up to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg, said SDPD Lt. Andra Brown.

Foss said he saw the possible suspect get in the car and leave. Police describe the possible suspect's car as a small Ford 4-door sedan.

Witnesses told police that a male -- possibly Hispanic -- wearing a mask and shorts was seen running from the scene and getting into a white four-door vehicle that sped southbound on Linda Vista Road.

Anyone with information on these shootings was asked to call the
SDPD's homicide unit at 619-531-2293. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at

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