SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gunfire rang out in a City Heights neighborhood Friday, putting two nearby primary schools into lockdown for about an hour but causing no reported injuries.
San Diego police received a rash of 911 calls about the gunshots around the intersection of Altadena and Orange Avenues shortly after 1:30 p.m., SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said.
Several of the callers reported seeing members of two groups of men, possibly gang members, opening fire in an alley, then running off in various directions.
Administrators at Euclid and Ybarra elementary schools directed teachers to keep their pupils locked in their classrooms while police searched the area for the assailants and any victims.
At least one person had been detained by 2:30 p.m., but it was unclear if that person was one of the shooters, according to Brown.
Members of San Diego's police union have ratified a new contract that will raise pay by up to 30.6 percent for some personnel in an effort to bolster hiring and retention efforts in the San Diego Police Department, city leaders announced Monday.
Santa Ana winds will blow through much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.
Authorities are working Monday to identify the human remains recovered where a plane crash sparked a fire over the weekend in Lakeside, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, assembled care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Emotions are still raw for many who went through the 2007 fires in San Diego County and lost homes or loved ones.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.