Gunfire reports prompt brief lockdown of Oceanside High School - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Gunfire reports prompt brief lockdown of Oceanside High School

Posted: Updated:

OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Unconfirmed reports of gunfire less than a mile from Oceanside High School prompted a brief lockdown at the campus Monday.

Several 911 callers reported hearing shots about 10:45 a.m. near Cesar E. Chavez Park, just west of Interstate 5. A witness described seeing a green car pull up in front of an apartment building on Grant Street and a passenger fire two rounds at a man standing on the roadside, police Capt. Ray Bechler said.

The victim reportedly responded by hurling a rock at the vehicle, breaking one of its windows. The driver then sped off, rounded a corner and crashed the sedan into an unoccupied parked car, the captain said. A that point, the driver and her two or three male passengers jumped out and ran off.

One witness reported hearing a second burst of gunfire just prior to the wreck.

Administrators at the nearby secondary school secured students in their classrooms as a precaution while officers searched the area for the shooter. The lockdown had been lifted by 11:30 a.m., a dispatcher said.

Police were unable to locate the man who reportedly had been fired upon, and checks of area hospitals turned up no recent gunshot victims, according to Bechler. Officers also found no other direct evidence of gunfire in the neighborhood, he said.

The car the assailant reportedly was riding in had been stolen a short time earlier from in front of a home a few blocks from the scene of the crash. The owner told police he had left the vehicle briefly unoccupied with its motor running while he went into his residence to retrieve something he'd forgotten, and walked back outside to find it gone, Bechler said.

 

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • San Diego State University professor accused of 'homophobic' blog post

    San Diego State University professor accused of 'homophobic' blog post

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-12-13 01:18:09 GMT

    The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce canceled a hearing on minimum wage hikes Wednesday in light of a report about homophobic and sexist blog posts by one of the scheduled witnesses -- a San Diego State University professor.

     

    The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce canceled a hearing on minimum wage hikes Wednesday in light of a report about homophobic and sexist blog posts by one of the scheduled witnesses -- a San Diego State University professor.

     
  • SDSU’s basketball player allegedly filmed sex act and shared video

    SDSU’s basketball player allegedly filmed sex act and shared video

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-12-13 01:15:30 GMT

    San Diego State University’s star basketball player, Jalen McDaniels has been accused in a Washington state civil lawsuit of recording sexual acts with a female high school classmate in 2016 and sharing the video with friends on social media.

     

    San Diego State University’s star basketball player, Jalen McDaniels has been accused in a Washington state civil lawsuit of recording sexual acts with a female high school classmate in 2016 and sharing the video with friends on social media.

     
  • California water board eyes decision on plan to aid salmon

    California water board eyes decision on plan to aid salmon

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-12-13 00:22:01 GMT

    A state board is expected to vote Wednesday on a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but deliver less water to farmers and cities such as San Francisco.

     

    A state board is expected to vote Wednesday on a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but deliver less water to farmers and cities such as San Francisco.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.