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One shot, killed at Linda Vista recreation center

Posted: 4:59 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-09 16:41:01-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One person was shot and killed Friday at the Linda Vista Recreation Center, San Diego Police said.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. at the facility at 7064 Levant St., near the intersection of Linda Vista Road and Genesee Avenue.

A witness told 10News he heard the shots and saw a teenager with a gunshot wound to the chest and someone performing CPR.

RELATED: 17-year-old shot during Linda Vista drive-by shooting

Video from Sky10 showed police tape blocking off part of the parking lot near the tennis courts and officers with flashlights on the area's walkways.

No information was immediately available about the shooter.

Bystanders said this type of violence is happening at least once a month and blamed homeless people and gangs.

This is the fourth shooting since May in Linda Vista.

  • May 23: Carlos Valdovinos, 16, was shot and killed on Kelly Street. A suspect was later arrested.
  • June 14: Two people, a 20-year-old man and 15-year-old boy, were shot and injured at Valdovinos’ memorial.
  • Aug. 8: A 19-year-old man was shot, but not seriously injured, during a fight at Kelly Street Park.
  • Oct. 3: A 17-year-old boy who was walking with a girl on Linda Vista Road was shot just after noon. The teen had minor injuries.

RELATED: Man injured in third shooting in two months on Linda Vista street

10News will provide updates on this breaking story.