SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gunshots that rang out in a City Heights neighborhood Tuesday prompted police to search a nearby apartment building, where they arrested a suspect, and led to brief lockdowns at two schools.
The burst of gunfire in the 4300 block of Thorn Street was reported about 11 a.m., according to San Diego police. No injuries were reported.
A witness who saw the shooter described him as a roughly 5-foot-5-inch, heavyset man in his 20s, SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said. The gunman ran off to the east, into an apartment building in the 3200 block of 44th Street.
Staffers at Monroe Clark Middle School on Thorn Street and Joyner Elementary on Myrtle Avenue kept their pupils locked in their classrooms while police investigated the shooting.
Officers searched the area, finding two shell casings, apparently from a .45-caliber gun, and what appeared to be a bullet impact mark in the street nearby, Brown said.
Police went through the apartment building the shooter had fled into and detained several people for questioning. One of them was under arrest by early afternoon, the lieutenant said. His name was not immediately available.
It was unclear if officers recovered the gun involved in the shooting.
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