December 6, 2023
Police on the scene of Saturday’s capturing in Liberty Station. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Police had been asking for assist Sunday from anybody who witnessed a combat and a subsequent deadly capturing final night time at a Juneteenth celebration on the sprawling Liberty Station advanced in Level Loma.

The capturing came about round 6:45 p.m. Saturday in NTC Park at 2455 Cushing Street within the Liberty Station neighborhood, in line with the San Diego Police Division. A 20-year-old man was killed and one other 20-year-old man was wounded within the leg however is predicted to outlive.

Officers carried out life-saving measures on the deadly sufferer till paramedics from the San Diego Hearth-Rescue Division arrived and took him to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless at 7:24 p.m. His title is being withheld pending household notification.

Detectives reported {that a} combat broke out previous to the capturing and moments later, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot each victims earlier than fleeing the scene. Police are nonetheless figuring out whether or not the victims had been members within the combat, had been focused by the suspect for an unknown purpose, or had been harmless bystanders, however the preliminary investigation signifies that the capturing was an remoted incident associated to the combat.

The suspect was described as a person in his 20s sporting darkish clothes.

Police mentioned there have been quite a few individuals who had been in and across the park that witnessed a portion of the capturing and offered restricted descriptions of suspects. Detectives are at the moment within the technique of interviewing these witnesses, gathering bodily proof from the crime scene and checking the realm for any surveillance video footage.

“Detectives have discovered there have been quite a few individuals that fled the realm when the capturing occurred,” police added. “The San Diego Police Division is asking for the general public’s assist with anybody who might have witnessed this incident.”

Anybody with details about the incident was urged to name the SDPD’s Murder Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.