Shot Fired Into Pacific Beach Home

Shots were fired near a condo complex on Hornblend Street, near Jewell Street in Pacific Beach

Shots were fired into a home on the ground floor of a complex in Pacific Beach overnight in what police believe was a random drive-by shooting.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said officers were called to the 1700 block of Hornblend Street around midnight after a witness reported someone firing shots into a unit on the ground floor of a two-story condominium complex located next to the Pacific Beach Women’s Club.

When officers arrived, one bullet was found inside the home. No one inside the home was injured, police said.

Investigators spent hours at the scene trying to determine how the bullet entered the home or why shots were fired in the first place.

SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl called the incident alarming, and said it's uncharacteristic to the Pacific Beach neighborhood.

NBC 7 spoke with three roommates who live in the condominium where the shots were fired Tuesday. They were very shaken up by the ordeal and told NBC 7 they were home at the time of the shooting. Two of the roommates were inside sleeping, they said, and the other had just gotten home.

According to the residents, the roommate who was coming home arrived to find people hanging out in a carport behind their condo. The roommate asked the group to leave and they told him they had a gun.

The group left and as the suspects drove their car around the front of the home, someone in the car allegedly fired at the roommate and the condo.

Wahl said the suspect who fired the shot yelled something at the resident just before he pulled the trigger. The bullet struck the home, just a few feet away from the resident.

The residents told NBC 7 a bullet flew through the front window screen and past the frame of a door leading to one of the bedrooms where another roommate was sleeping.

Wahl said investigators have not yet determined exactly what type of gun was used in the shooting. 

The suspects remain at large.

Wahl said the suspect who fired the gun is described as a man in his 20s with a buzz cut and dark hair. He was riding with a woman in a newer-model, red, 4-door sedan with paper plates.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident can call the SDPD.

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