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Five people shot in Spring Valley residence

Spring Valley shooting
Posted at 9:30 PM, Nov 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-19 21:20:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Five people were shot at a Spring Valley residence on Saturday night, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 9000 block of Ildica St. According to witnesses, gunshots erupted unexpectedly from the backyard of a residence where a birthday party was taking place.

As of 3 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement officials were still looking for at least one gunman.

Deputies were on the scene throughout the night and into Sunday morning, blocking it off to prevent anyone from coming in or out.

Authorities said that the victims, including a 27-year-old woman, 30-year-old woman, 30-year-old man, and 35-year-old man, were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. A 26-year-old man remains hospitalized in critical condition.

In addition, two teenage boys were treated for burn injuries resulting from fireworks.

ABC 10News spoke to one witness who said this neighborhood is typically quiet.

"I mean, it's kinda scary if you think about it, cause I guess it's an active crime scene and I am just a kid, and this is my first time so it's kinda scary," the witness says.

The crime scene was cleared shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday.

"At this time, the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and there's no known threat to the public," officials said in a press release Sunday afternoon.

As the investigation continues, law enforcement officials are urging anyone with information about the incident, including potential videos, photos, or surveillance footage from the neighborhood, to come forward. Tips can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, and individuals may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 10News as we continue to gather the latest information.