Man, woman shot at Lincoln Park-area bus stop

Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 13:27:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man and woman were hospitalized after being shot at a Lincoln Park bus stop.

San Diego police said the incident happened at around 9:15 p.m. Sunday on 47th Street and Logan Avenue.

According to police, a 33-year-old man had just left a store and was sitting at a bus stop when someone inside a white SUV opened fire.

The man was hit twice in the left leg and once in the chest by gunfire, police said. A woman at the bus stop was shot in the right leg.

The victims were taken to the hospital, but police said their injuries were considered non-life threatening.

No information on the SUV was immediately provided.

Police said moments after the shooting, more gunfire was reported down the street near the onramp to Interstate 805. In that shooting, a car was targeted, but no one was injured.

10News learned police were able to quickly respond to the shootings because of the "shotspotter" system that was installed in the Lincoln Park area last year.

The system uses audio sensors placed on light poles and buildings, and software is then used to help pinpoint the location of gunshots.

Police believe the shotspotter led them to believe the same shooter was behind both incidents because the gunfire was registered just a minute apart.

Since the system was installed in November in Lincoln Park, the O'Farrell district, Valencia Park and the Skyline area, it has detected at least 61 shootings.