Roommate Arrested After 2 Killed in East Village High Rise Apartment

Two people were shot and killed in an apartment unit on the 35th floor of the Spire San Diego building on Island Avenue, and a suspect was taken into custody on a nearby freeway less than an hour later

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A woman and a man were shot and killed by the woman's roommate at their apartment in San Diego's East Village on Thursday afternoon, San Diego police confirmed.

SDPD officers responded to reports of a shooting inside a unit at the Spire San Diego building on Island Avenue between 14th and 15th streets at about 3:11 p.m. Two people were found dead in the living room in a unit on the 35th floor of the high rise complex, SDPD said.

One of the victims was a 28-year-old woman who lived in the unit, and the other was an unidentified man, according to SDPD Lt. Andra Brown. Neither have been identified.

The suspect, who was taken into custody after he was pulled over on Interstate 805 within an hour of the shooting, lived with the female victim, SDPD confirmed. The suspect had a weapon and his 5-year-old daughter with him when he was arrested, SDPD said.

Two people were shot and killed in Downtown San Diego, San Diego police confirmed. NBC 7's Monica Dean has the latest details.

No motive has been detailed, but investigators said the shooting appears to be targeted.

Neighbors told NBC 7 they heard gunshots from outside. The entrance to the building was taped off by police.

SDPD's Homicide Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story said the shooting happened on the 25th floor. It was the 35th floor.

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