Two women shot during purse robbery in Little Italy

SAN DIEGO (CNS) -Two women were shot Sunday night near San Diego’s cruise ship terminal, San Diego police said.

The shooting was reported at 9:39 p.m. in the 1600 block of Kettner Boulevard, according to police Officer David Stafford.

A woman walked up to three other women displaying a handgun, Stafford said.

“The suspect demanded one of the victim’s purses then fired one round at them. One 24-year-old victim was struck in the arm and the 33-year-old victim was struck in the abdomen,” he said.

“The suspect fled without obtaining any property,” Stafford said. “She fled in a late 90s Astro Van-type vehicle” driven by a man with a shaved head.

The woman suspect was described as Hispanic, in her late 20s, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 lbs., with dark hair, wearing a dark furry jacket.

Firefighters took the victims to a trauma center for treatment, Stafford said.

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