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San Diego police respond to reports of shots fired in downtown apartment building

Posted at 6:26 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 15:55:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are investigating reports of possible shots fired during an apparent party in a downtown San Diego apartment building Monday morning.

San Diego police were called to the Pinnacle on the Park apartment high-rise on 424 15th St., near J St., shortly before 5 a.m. in response to several calls regarding what was believed to be gunfire coming from the 42nd floor.

Responding officers arrived to find dozens of people trying to get out of the building.

“At least 36 people were coming outside; we were trying to determine if they are victims, suspects involved, or residents trying to get to work or trying to get away from the problem,” said SDPD Capt. Dan Grubbs.

Police said they believe a party was happening in one of the units, and when officers tried to get into the unit to investigate, they said those inside refused to cooperate.

Ten people were eventually detained, and police said two people inside suffered head injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officers did not find a gun during their initial investigation.

Grubbs added, “We didn’t find any gunshot victims and we are still looking for firearms or any signs that shots were fired.”

No arrests were made, but police were questioning all who were at the party, as well as others who heard the possible gunshots.

10News learned no one was cited for gathering because police did not actually witness the group of people together.

Police also said they are looking for a vehicle seen leaving the area, but a description of the car was no made available.