What to Know
- Peter Selis, 49, was identified as the gunman by San Diego police who say he was despondent and deep in debt.
- Witnesses described Selis as calm when he opened fire on a group of people in the pool area at 6 p.m. Sunday.
- Selis was shot and killed by San Diego police after he fired his weapon at them.
The apartment complex where a gunman opened fire on a group of people celebrating a birthday in the pool area is offering free crisis counseling to its residents.
Notices are posted around the La Jolla Crossroads complex with contact information and opportunities for private sessions following Sunday's shooting in which one woman was killed and seven others were injured. One person was shot at but not struck.
Only NBC 7 got inside access to the La Jolla Crossroads complex Monday night to gain perspective on the mass shooting from those who live there.
The pool area where the shooting took place has reopened.
Residents living around it again have free access to come and go from their homes but they say things are still a not yet back to normal.
A handful of people gathered outside the pool deck to remember the victims in prayer. Flowers were placed near the pool area.
The gunshots, screams and bloodshed that pierced a pleasant Sunday evening are difficult images to forget.
One man who wished only to be identified as Joe lives in the apartment just above where the gunman was killed.
"I am really disturbed about what happened yesterday I was not able to sleep last night," Joe said.
Joe walked out on his balcony afterward the shots of gunfire only to see the gunman , Peter Selis dead below him.
"I really wish this did not happen and I would not have seen that image I could not get it out of my mind," Joe said.
Two doors down, and on that same pool level, Sumana Dudda hid in the bathroom with her young son.
"I am just worried and nervous just feeling very scared I can't explain myself,” Dudda said.
When she peeked outside, she no longer recognized what she had once known as a tranquil pool setting.
"Some people were running, moving here and there. They were shouting 'Oh my God. Oh my God,'" Dudda said.
Many residents told NBC 7 it is difficult to imagine that something so horrible would happen in this exclusive community, and that the gunman Peter Selis, was their neighbor.
We caught up with Selis's roommate in his apartment. He said nothing then closed the door.
For those who live in the line of fire, it could take some time to again feel safe.
"This was a very unexpected happening it is a case which is one out of a million," resident Chitradeep Dudda said.
For others it just might take moving out.
"Given this incident we are really reevaluating our situation and we might think of relocating this is really tough you know. For others it might take moving out of here,” Joe said.