VISTA (CNS) - A man who was 17 when he took part in a gang-related retaliation shooting at an Oceanside park that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years to life in state prison.
Kevin Brizuela, now 21, was convicted in February of first-degree murder and premeditated attempted murder. A special circumstance allegation of multiple murders was found to be true.
Brizuela was tried as an adult in the March 13, 2013, shooting that killed 13-year-old Melanie Virgen and her 15-year-old friend, Edgar Sanchez at Libby Lake Park.
The victims had no gang ties and were shot about 9 p.m. as they sat on a couch near a makeshift memorial for 14-year-old Sandra Salgado and her 16-year-old boyfriend, Fernando Solano, who were killed there two years earlier.
In addition to Brizuela, three other gang members were convicted in the murders.
Martin Melendrez, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder and was sentenced to 40 years to life behind bars.
Santo Diaz, 22, was acquitted of first-degree murder then pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 39 years in prison.
Michael Zurita, 23, pleaded guilty to assault with a semiautomatic weapon and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
Fire crews have reached full containment of a wildfire that spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, officials said.
A strong high pressure ridge will slowly strengthen and expand, putting Southern California underneath it's dome of hot air.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.