SANTEE (NEWS 8) - A shooting in a Santee neighborhood early Monday sent two people to a hospital.
Detectives were sent to investigate after gunfire was reported in the vicinity of Railroad Avenue and Mission Gorge Road around 3 a.m., according to the sheriff's department.
According to authorities, three juveniles went to a house in the 8700 block of Railroad Ave to purchase marijuana.
Two suspects - further referred to as Suspect #1 and Suspect #2 - met the juveniles in front of the residence of Suspect #1. During the transaction, one juvenile asked to inspect the marijuana which seemingly angered the suspects.
Suspect #2 then reportedly punched one juvenile in the mouth while Suspect #1 pulled out a handgun. The juveniles ran from the scene and were chased by both suspects.
Suspect #1 then fired five rounds at the three juveniles according to sheriff's detectives.
Suspect #2 - who was running in front of Suspect #1 - was shot in the abdomen and arm during the firing and one of the juveniles was struck in the foot. The juveniles fled.
Suspect #1 and Suspect #2 returned to Suspect #1's house to get help from Suspect #1's parents who were asleep. They provided first aid to Suspect #1.
Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, Suspect #1 went to the backyard and shot himself in the arm.
Both suspects were treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Detectives from the Santee Station were later able to identify and locate the three juveniles that fled the scene. While those three juveniles were reportedly cooperative; an unrelated juvenile ran from the deputies because he had a felony warrant that was unrelated to the shooting.
Detectives arrested the fourth juvenile for his warrant and confirmed Suspect #1 shot one of the juveniles in the foot during the incident.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 and can remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.