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Dispute leads to shooting near San Diego High School, City College

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 17:51:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego police say a person has been injured by gunfire after a brief dispute in a McDonald's parking lot led to a shooting near two schools in the East Village neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of McDonald’s on Park Boulevard and B Street, which is near San Diego High School and San Diego City College.

According to the San Diego Police Department, a witness called police after a fight broke out and someone fired a gun shortly after.

When officers arrived at the scene, they could not find the gunman or a victim, but they did find at least one shell casing.

The San Diego Unified School District confirmed with 10News that faculty and students at San Diego High were ordered to shelter in place for about 25 minutes while police searched for the shooter.

SDPD later learned that two people were parked in the lot at McDonald’s when someone else approached, sparking a brief argument that ended in gunfire.

Both the suspect and victim fled the scene. The victim reportedly found a nearby ambulance and was taken to a local hospital.

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There is no word on the victim's condition, and San Diego police say they are still looking for the gunman.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.