One dead, one injured in separate San Diego shootings just miles apart

Posted at 6:52 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 11:57:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — One man is dead and another person was injured after two separate shootings just miles apart early Saturday.

The first shooting occurred in the Lincoln Park area before 3:30 a.m. near Euclid and Imperial avenues. A suspect wearing dark clothing reportedly shot at a group of transients, according to San Diego Police.

One person was hit by debris from the gunshot and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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A second shooting occurred about two miles away, an officer patrolling Mountain View heard gunshots around the same time. He arrived to find a man lying on the ground on South 45th Street, near Willy Henderson Sports Complex.

The Hispanic man in his 20s to 30s was shot multiple times and died at the scene, police said. His identity has not been released.

Police are searching for a white Volkswagon seen in the area by witnesses following the shooting. Police said there is no indication the shooting is gang-related.

Police received calls about both shootings around the same time but said there is nothing to suggest the two are connected.