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.
Tuesday is one of the cheesiest days of the year. Sept. 18 is the made-up holiday of National Cheeseburger Day, and restaurants are celebrating with discounts and free burgers.
The San Diego City Council Monday unanimously approved a plan to revitalize the Midway and Pacific Highway communities by adding parkland, pedestrian pathways and increased capacity for housing and making a series of traffic improvements.
A fiery multi-vehicle crash on state Route 163 near Miramar sent one person to a hospital Tuesday morning.
Controversy swirled up again in Encinitas over a staircase project proposed for Beacon’s Beach. The city has long been looking to replace the iconic Switchback Trail leading to Beacon’s Beach with a concrete staircase but many residents are not embracing the idea.
Stretches of state Route 163 will be closed beginning Monday night and continuing through Friday morning for maintenance work and to reduce the height of the overpass at Friars Road, Caltrans announced.
Temperatures Tuesday are near average, continuing to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts from the afternoon through evening.
The 22-year-old man who was shot by sheriff's deputies near the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was arraigned at his hospital bed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla on Monday.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey.