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SDPD investigating reports of early morning shootout in East Village

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 09:22:59-04

 
SAN DIEGO (10NEWS) — San Diego police are investigating a possible shootout in East Village Tuesday morning after residents reported hearing gunshots and a vehicle speeding away from the scene.
 
Several people called police at around 2:50 a.m. to report gunfire in the area of 15th and Island Avenue, only a short distance from San Diego Police Department headquarters, according to police.
 
One witness told 10News that she saw two groups confront each other then heard about five to six gunshots. The group then fled the scene.
 
A lieutenant who was driving home from work heard those gunshots also heard the gunshots, and saw a Silver SUV speed away. 
 
The lieutenant and several backup officers pursued the SUV at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour on southbound Interstate 5, according to police.  The pursuit ended near the Palm Avenue exit.
 
The driver was arrested for reckless driving, police said.  A female passenger was detained then released. 
 
Police believe the SUV is connected to this shooting.
 
Paul saw officers put a paper bag around the man’s hands like they’re going to test for gunpowder residue. 
 
Officers investigating the scene in East Village found two different types of shell casings and blood. 
 
They have no victims.
 
Stay with 10News for more on this developing story.