UPDATED 2:10 PM PT – Friday, April 23, 2021
A suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting in Downtown San Diego. On Thursday evening, the San Diego Police Department responded to reports of multiple people shot in the city’s Gaslamp District.
The fatal shooting was in front of the Pendry at Fifth and J, then police say the shooter went north on Fifth and fired rounds a block away near Island Ave near Gaslamp Pizza, Callan Hotel. That’s where 4 people were injured. Hear from witnesses in @ChrisNews8 report @CBS8 pic.twitter.com/q3GVDUznmf
— Neda Iranpour (@NedaNews8) April 23, 2021
According to authorities, the suspect shot and killed one person in front of the Pendry hotel. After that encounter, the suspect had another confrontation with a group of people down the street and opened fire, which injured four people.
“There were a lot of witnesses around, that did follow and contacted the male,” SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said. “I believe there was a struggle when an officer caught up. When the officer did catch up, the struggle continued and the officer did have to deploy his taser.”
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A man said his father was one of the people hurt in the Gaslamp District shooting — and that the dad was on his way to see his son’s first live music performance since the pandemic began when he was shot. https://t.co/SE8Mkd5zv7 pic.twitter.com/3Kphb8Krpr
— NBC 7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) April 23, 2021
After being tased, the 30-year old suspect was detained at the scene. In the meantime, police are working to determine a motive for the shooting.