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Police investigating several BB gun shootings around downtown San Diego

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 21:36:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A BB gun shooting spree has neighbors frightened Sunday after more than a dozen incidents across San Diego.

At the corner of L Street and Sixth Avenue a woman was shot in the arm overnight, according to San Diego Police. She was walking in a small group and one of the men was an exhibitor at Comic Con, staying at the Omni Hotel, where they were headed before the shooting.

That man, Sal Abbinanti, said "The girl I was with said a guy in a white car in the back seat, she heard a trigger sound and then she's like oh I think I just got shot which kinda got out attention and then we saw it was bruised and bleeding and it looked like a BB."

"There's just so much security down here, so many San Diego police down here. I was surprised that this guy was dumb and brazen to do something like that," he said the hotel provided excellent care to his friend.

Over in National City and Paradise Hills, at least a dozen cars were hit.

Coronado Police say at least 11 businesses were hit.

Downtown, police reported four more instances of people being shot at or hit by BB guns.

The rash of crimes comes after 10News reported more than a dozen businesses and car windows busted by BBs in the past month:
June 24th – Numerous vehicle windows were vandalized in the Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Mission Hills neighborhoods.July 1st and July 2nd - Three businesses in the Hillcrest neighborhood were vandalized.July 2nd - Two businesses in the Park West neighborhood were vandalized.July 2nd and July 3rd – Numerous vehicle windows were vandalized in the Clairemont neighborhood.July 6th - Three businesses and one vehicle were vandalized in the Midway area. A dark colored SUV is suspected in these cases.July 7th - Five businesses in the College area were vandalized.July 8th - One home in the Lake Murray neighborhood was vandalized.
According to California law, negligent discharge of a BB gun resulting in injury could mean up to a year in jail.

Police from the corresponding agencies are working on these cases. If you have any information or surveillance video, please contact your local department.