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5 people wounded in East Village shootout



SAN DIEGO – Tuesday's detectives investigate a shoot-out in downtown San Diego in the East Village neighborhood that has injured five people who are expected to survive.

Four victims were injured shortly after 11pm. Monday, at the corner of 15th Street and Island Avenue, four blocks south of the headquarters of the San Diego Police Department, and a fifth victim was injured a few blocks east of the first shooting scene, said San Diego police officer John Buttle

The suspects were Identified on Tuesday at 3:30 pm and there were no arrests, Buttle told the City News Service.

It all began at 11:03 am when two dark-clad men approached a group of four in the 500 block off 1

5th Street and started firing at them, Buttle said. All four people – reportedly three men and one woman – were injured.

Investigators suspect that the first attack could be gang-related, Capt. Mike Holden of the San Diego Union Tribune. Witnesses told reporters locally that it sounded as if at least a dozen shots had been fired, with one woman telling the gunfire on the union tribune, "went on and on, as if it would not stop."

A Fifth Victim He was shot dead in the 1800 block of Island Avenue near the intersection of Interstate 5, about three blocks east of the spot where the four people had been shot.

Paramedics brought all five casualties in local Hospitals with injuries that were not expected

Both suspects were dressed as black men in their late teens or early 20s, about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches, and in full black attire. Holden told the Union Tribune that the alleged shooter wore gloves and the other man wore a sweater sweatshirt with blue or white squares on the front.

The late Monday shootings occurred less than a mile from where a man was fatally shot Sunday night in the area of ​​28th and Sampson streets in Logan Heights. Earlier on Sunday, two men were shot dead in a hospital after being shot near Mountain View Park, less than two miles from the shootout at Barrio Logan and about three miles from Monday's shootings.

Detectives are working to determine if the Sunday afternoon Sunday night and Monday night shootings are related, Holden told the Union Tribune. But from Tuesday morning, any connection between the violent incidents was unclear.

Anyone with information about Monday's shooting was asked to call the SDPD at (619) 531-2000 or the anonymous tipline of the San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888). 580-8477.

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