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Hillcrest businesses vandalized ahead of Pride

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 02:18:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several business owners on University Avenue in Hillcrest say they were vandalized sometime late Tuesday night.

The owners think the suspects shot at their windows with a type of pellet gun. At least three businesses had windows either shattered or broken.

Benjamin Nicholls, with the Hillcrest Business Association says he feels these businesses were targeted because of the time of year. San Diego Pride is 9 days away.

Samir Hannosh owns The Glass Door Cafe, which just opened a week ago. His window replacement could cost him anywhere from $1,000-$2,000.

He says he hopes the businesses weren't targeted for being in the LGBTQ neighborhood, adding that all business will be ready and proud for the upcoming Pride celebration.

The San Diego Police Department says they are investigating and working to find the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the department.