Two young men shot near memorial for teenager fatally shot in Linda Vista area
AN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two young men were shot Friday morning outside a memorial for a teenager who was fatally shot in May in the Linda Vista area, police said.
Dispatchers received a call shortly before 12:30 a.m. from a person who reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the 6500 block of Kelly Street, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said.
Officers responded to the area and witnesses told them at least one victim was placed in a vehicle that fled the scene, Martinez said.
Two shooting victims, a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, arrived at Sharp Memorial Hospital a short time later, the officer said.
The older victim had a gunshot wound to his leg and the younger victim had two gunshot wounds to his buttocks and one to his leg, Martinez said, adding that the injuries to both victims were not believed to be life- threatening.
At the scene, police found bullet casings near a memorial for 16-year- old Carlos Valdovinos, who was fatally shot near the intersection of Kelly and Tait streets on May 23rd.
The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation and no suspect descriptions were immediately available.
Gang detectives were investigating the shooting.