Police investigate 2 shootings in SD: Police say incidents were apparent gang-related attacks

Incidents occured in Linda Vista, Lincoln Park

SAN DIEGO - Investigators are looking into two apparent gang-related shootings that took place within 24 hours in San Diego.

The first shooting was reported at 4 a.m. Sunday and sent a 17-year-old boy to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooting happened in the 5000 block of Palusa Street in Lincoln Park, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

Just prior to the gunfire, two young men approached the victim and tried to rob him, he said in a statement.

The victim resisted being robbed, and the robbers issued a gang challenge before one of them pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the chest, Delimitros said.

The shooter and his accomplice ran away as the victim flagged down a passing motorists and got a ride to a hospital. He was expected to survive, Delimitros said.

Police described the would-be robbers as Hispanic males between 19 and 22 years old. One was about 5 feet 9 and 160-170 pounds, and wore a black hoodie and blue jeans, Delimitros said. The other was described as bald, 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds, last seen wearing a black beanie, black T-shirt and tan shorts.

A second shooting happened in Linda Vista early Monday.

Police said three rounds of gunfire struck an occupied home in an apparent gang-related attack, but no one inside was hurt, police said.

The shooting in the 6300 block of Quillan Street was reported at 1:48 a.m., according to Delimitros.

The shots were fired at the home from inside a passing vehicle, he said in a statement.

Gang detectives were investigating both cases.

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