SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police officers responded to a Mountain View neighborhood on Monday to reports of a shooting.
“We heard a pop, pop, pop and we didn’t know what it was,” Lillian Moss, who witnessed the aftermath of the shooting, said.
One person was reportedly injured and on the ground in the 3600 block of Oceanview Blvd.
“What I saw was a black young male, lying on the ground,” Moss said.
SDPD said the call came in just after 3:30 p.m. Investigators learned that there was a group of people gathered in the parking lot of convenience store, Mike’s Liquor Market, just before the shooting occurred.
The homicide division with the department told ABC 10News that there was an altercation, then a light-color car drove by, and several shots were fired. The alleged vehicle in question then sped down on Ocean View Boulevard.
SDPD officers responded and began first aid until San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel arrived and transported to a hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators learned of another victim took themselves to the hospital and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is still in its early stages according to San Diego Police.
“We know that there were people that were here, that know what happened, know who did it and we’d certainly would like to listen to what they have to say,” Lieutenant Andra Brown, an investigator with the homicide division, said.
ABC 10News is told by Brown that it’s still too early in the investigation to definitely say if this shooting was gang-related but, nothing is being taken off of the table at this point.
Investigators are hoping for people to come forward to help close this homicide case.
“I can understand why people wouldn’t want to stick around. There are bullets flying. I wouldn’t want to stick around either,” Brown said.
“But once they get to a place of safety, once they have information, it’s super important that they work with the police department. We want to work with the community, and we certainly want the community to us.”
The man who was shot and killed has been identified but his name isn’t being released at this time. Investigators described him as a 34-year-old Black man.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.