Residents Gather For Shooting Victim

The deadly shooting happened near the CashCo Pawn Shop on Imperial Avenue, across the street from the Encanto Trolley Station, Wednesday

Residents and activists gathered in southeast San Diego streets Tuesday in honor of a shooting victim killed near a trolley stop in San Diego's Encanto community. 

The deadly shooting was reported around 1:35 p.m. in front of the CashCo Pawn Shop in the 6200 block of Imperial Avenue, across the street from the Encanto Trolley Station at 62nd and Akins streets. A 25-year-old man died and a second shooting victim was taken to the hospital.

Nearly a week after the incident, Reverend Shane Harris, the victim's family and residents of southeastern San Diego gathered at Imperial Avenue to raise awareness about the crime happening in their community. 

A Peace March would have gone from 62nd Street and Imperial to the end of the Boys and Girls Club on Imperial, but was abruptly canceled. 

No further details, including a motive for the shooting, were immediately released.

NBC 7 spoke with one witness who said she heard the gunshots ring out.

"I walked down there, I [saw] the one guy dead, with blood all over him. And the other guy suffering with blood all over him," the witness said. "I think it's absolutely horrible. It's terrible."

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