One person injured after gunfire erupts in North Park

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 02:22:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for the responsible for an early morning shooting in North Park that injured one person.

Gunfire erupted in the 3400 block of 30th Street just before 3 a.m., according to San Diego Police. A male suspect, described as a thin, tall man wearing a black hoodie, fired three to five rounds at three men across the street.

One of the men, a 27-year-old male, was hit once in the right shoulder. He was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The two other men were not injured.

Police said the suspect fled onto Upas St. and may have gotten into a black, Chrysler 300 that left the scene.  Several of the bullets flew into the front window of The Smoking Goat Restaurant.

An employee who works with the man who was shot says there was a fight around 12:30 p.m. between 6-8 drunk patrons, the security guards tried to break up the fight and the drinkers turned on them. He said that may be a clue to what prompted the shooting.

Adam, who asked us not to use his last name, says the victim was a friend who was getting off work and headed home.  The other two men also worked with him.

"I went to the hospital and he is in good spirits.  Scared, shaken up, but in good spirits," said Adam.