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San Diego police identify woman shot, killed in Lincoln Park neighborhood

Homicide investigation Lincoln Park neighborhood
Posted at 8:47 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 16:19:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Police are investigating a shooting that left a 31-year-old woman dead, her 12-year-old son and 32-year-old husband injured in San Diego's Lincoln Park neighborhood early Saturday morning.

San Diego police tell ABC 10 News that it happened just before 2:19 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 300 block of south Willie James Jones Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. Officers called for paramedics, but the woman was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene at 2:25 a.m. On Sunday, she was identified as Sengny Chea from San Diego.

The 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound on his right leg, and his father sustained "contusions and other visible injuries to his face and other portions of his body." They were both taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-threatening injuries. Police said their names will not be released.

Shortly after arriving, police found a man identified as 22-year-old Alex Galvan with a gunshot wound on his wrist and recovered a gun nearby believed to have been used in the shooting. Galvan was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. He will be booked into jail for murder and additional charges once released.

Police also arrested 24-year-old Abraham Galvan. He was arrested and booked into jail for assault on a person by means to cause great bodily injury and violation of probation. A third person of interest believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s was reportedly seen running from the area.

While it is still early in the investigation, homicide detectives say it appears that Galvan, the 24-year-old man and possibly the third person, got into a fight with the 32-year-old man before the woman and the boy came upon them in the parking lot behind the apartment complex. That's when the woman was shot multiple times along with her son.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.