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2 people shot and killed at house party in Harbison Canyon

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Apr 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-27 15:49:39-04

HARBISON CANYON, Calif. (KGTV) — Investigators were at the scene of a deadly shooting that happened at a house party in Harbison Canyon early Thursday morning. A San Diego County Sheriff's Department watch commander confirmed to ABC 10News that two people were shot and killed in the 800 block of Renfro Way in unincorporated El Cajon.

Deputies say hundreds of people were in the area when the shooting happened. The department's dispatch log indicates the shooting happened before 2 a.m.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found one victim dead inside the home with gunshot wounds, according to the watch commander. The watch commander also said a second victim was taken to a hospital in the area, where they later died.

Other agencies responded to help the sheriff's department with crowd control.

The ABC 10News team found the home where deputies were investigating listed on Airbnb. The address for the listing is in the 800 block of Renfro Way. Our newsroom is still working to find information about the homeowners.

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Exterior of the home shown on Airbnb's website — this is where San Diego County deputies investigated a house party shooting on April 27, 2023.
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This screenshot from the Airbnb website shows the home on a map.

Witnesses told 10News that roughly 400 people were at the party, and it was advertised on social media.

Nine hours after the shooting, investigators were still on the scene, and yellow tape still blocked off the home. Sky10 flew over the home as deputies were still on scene.

The watch commander says one of the victims was a man. 10News spoke to someone who was at the party, and he described what happened moments before the shots were fired.

"It was a big party... I heard 'pew, pew, pew,' ... People were out there running," the partygoer said.

No arrests have been made in connection to this fatal shooting as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Deputies have not released any suspect information at this point, and the victims have not been identified either.