Deputies investigate shooting near Lemon Grove school

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LEMON GROVE, Calif. -- Shots were fired at a vehicle Wednesday in Lemon Grove, but none of the four people inside were struck, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 12:50 p.m. in the 3900 block of Kempf Avenue, according to San Diego County sheriff's Detective Scott Woodring.

When deputies arrived, all parties had fled the scene, but an investigation revealed that an unknown male suspect had fired upon the vehicle, Woodring said.

"Deputies conducted a safety check of the surrounding area and no additional victims or damage was located," Woodring said.

Lt. Amos said witnesses reported hearing two gunshots and deputies were able to recover one of the bullets.

“We’re trying to do everything we can through the investigative process now to try to locate these suspects,” said Amos. “We’re not even sure what they were aiming at.”

“I saw the yellow tape,” said Mary Arellano, who lives three blocks away from the scene of the shooting.

“As a resident, I walk around here all the time so I did get scared. I didn’t know if somebody got killed, shot,” said Arellano.

She said it’s hard to believe no one was hurt.

“Especially because so many people are walking through here. There’s a bus that goes through as well and children are getting out of school,” said Arellano.

She said for the most part, the neighborhood is quiet.

“There’s a lot of older people passing and the younger generation is coming in and fixing it up,” said Arellano. “Most of the activity happens on the other side where the trolley is.”

As deputies search for the suspect, Arellano said this time the activity hit too close to home.

“It’s three blocks away. It’s a little scary, I’m just going to pray for the best," Arellano said.

Since the suspect got away, investigators do not have much of a description.

The shooting remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding the shooting, you’re asked to call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department or Crimestoppers at 1-888-580-8477.

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