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Two shot in Linda Vista while visiting memorial for fatal gunshot victim, police say

Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 20:32:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A man and teen were shot in Linda Vista early Friday while visiting the memorial of another local gunshot victim.

San Diego Police officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 6500 block of Kelly Street at about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Several witnesses at the scene told officers a man who had been shot was taken in a vehicle that fled the scene.

Numerous bullet casings were found in the area.

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Officers headed to Sharp Memorial Hospital to check for a gunshot victim, where they found two men who had been shot. One victim, a 20-year-old Hispanic man, had been shot in the leg and the other victim, a 15-year-old Hispanic male, suffered two gunshot wounds to the buttocks area and one to the leg.

Both victim's injuries were considered non life-threatening. Both were uncooperative with police and no suspect information was available, police added.

An officer at the scene told 10News the two victims were visiting a memorial set up for 16-year-old Carlos Valdovinos, who was gunned down in the same area in late May. A baseball cap, flowers, and plastic angel could still be seen in the are to two were visiting.

The officer said a driver reportedly drove up, leaned out of the vehicle, and shot the two victims before fleeing.

SDPD Gang Detectives are handling the investigation.

Last month, police arrested 20-year-old Andy Phonsongkham for Valdovinos' murder, but have not established a motive for that shooting yet. Both shootings are believed to be gang-related.