Five People Shot In The East Village; Two Suspects On The Run

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Five people were shot in the East Village and police are looking for two suspects. It happened just after 11:00p.m. Monday, when four people, three men and a woman, were shot on 15th Street. Another person was shot nearby on Island Avenue. All were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

Investigators say the initial attack may have been gang-related, Captain Mike Holden said. Witnesses at the scene say it sounded like at least a dozen shots were fired, with one woman telling the Union-Tribune the gunfire "went on and on like it wasn't going to stop." 

Both suspects were described as black men in their late teens or early 20's, about 6' to 6'2" dressed in all black clothing.  Holden says that the suspected gunman was wearing gloves and the other man was wearing a pullover sweatshirt with blue or white squares on the front.  

The shootings late Monday happened less than a mile and a half from where a man was fatally shot Sunday night in the area of 28th and Sampson streets in Logan Heights. Earlier on Sunday, two men died at a hospital after they were gunned down near Mountain View Park, less than two miles from the Barrio Logan shooting and about three miles from Monday's shootings.  Detectives are working to determine if the Sunday afternoon, Sunday night and Monday night shootings are related. But as of Tuesday morning, any connection between the violent incidents was unclear.

Anyone with information about Monday's shooting was asked to call SDPD at (619) 531-2000 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.


Photo Credit: 10 News 

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