Twin Mountain View shootings suspected to be gang-related
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Gang detectives Wednesday investigated two shootings that occurred about an hour apart in neighboring southeast San Diego neighborhoods, including one that sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The first shooting occurred at Milbrae Street and Ocean View Boulevard in Mountain View around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
The target was a 29-year-old man standing on a street corner, Delimitros said in a statement, adding that two gunmen walked up to the victim and shot him three times in the back and once in the front. The wounds were life-threatening, he said.
Around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, a 45-year-old man was shot twice as he stood in a driveway with a group of four to five other people at Market and Toyne streets in Mount Hope, Delimitros said. The shooter in that incident was a man who got out of a four-door Honda sedan before opening fire, he said, adding that the shooter fled in the same vehicle. His victim is expected to survive, according to Delimitros.
Police did not immediately release a physical description of the gunman in the Mount Hope shooting, but did say the shooters in the Mountain View incident were black, 20-30 years old and around 5 feet 9. One wore a white baseball cap and dark pants, and the other wore a white T-shirt and dark pants, Delimitros said.