One person was killed and a gunman remained on the loose following an early-morning shooting Monday in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
San Diego police said the deadly shooting occurred at around 1:45 a.m. near Fifth and Island. One witness told reporting partner 10News two groups were involved in an altercation that led to one person pulling out a gun and opening fire at another person. The shooting victim, believed to be age 25-35, was rushed to an area hospital, but died about 90 minutes later.
The suspected shooter, identified as a Black male without a shirt and wearing gray shorts, left the scene with at least two other people in a white sedan, according to SDPD officials.
About 15 minutes before the Gaslamp shooting, officers had responded to a drive-by shooting a short distance away in the East Village. In that incident, police said two people were detained after shots rang out on Seventh Avenue and Market Street. Officers also recovered a handgun near Eighth Avenue and Island Avenue.
No one was struck by gunfire in the East Village shooting. As of Monday morning, it was unclear if the two shootings were linked.
(Photo reporting partner 10 News)