SAN DIEGO — Three men were shot and wounded on the front lawn of a home in the Ridgeview/Webster neighborhood, police said Sunday.
The shootings happened at 10:41 p.m. Saturday during a party in the 4800 block of Beech Street, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
Several attendees heard gunshots and when they came out to the front of the house they saw three men on the lawn who had been shot, the officer said.
A 33-year-old, 37-year-old and 22-year-old had been shot several times, Heims said. They were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
Nearby neighbors tell CBS 8 they heard three gun shots, some even ran outside and witnessed three victims on the front lawn suffering from gunshot wounds.
Maria Salgado, who has lived three houses next door for 40 years, noticed that the shooting happened at a house where new owners just moved in 6-months-ago. "I heard a big noise and my dogs got really scared. They were shaking,” said Salgado.
Police are currently investigating the shooting as gang related and believe it was a battle between two groups.
An issue that families in the neighborhood are afraid of, especially because violent crimes like these are not common in this family neighborhood.
No one saw the shootings and there were no suspect descriptions.
“I mean this has never ever happened in our life here,” said Salgado.
She and her Neighbor Carlos now fear that their newest neighbors have introduced that area to the wrong crowd and are afraid that this is just the start of several gang-related crimes.
“Now after this we are going to have to really lock are doors well,” said Carlos Morales.
Another male also arrived at Grossmont hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg Saturday night and the SDD was called immediately.
Police say it is believed he may have also been involved in the shooting.
SDPD gang detectives continue to investigate the incident.