Man dies after shooting at Horton Plaza

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SAN DIEGO - Two men were shot, one fatally, during a late night altercation with two other men at the Horton Plaza shopping mall in downtown San Diego, according to San Diego police homicide detectives.

Officers were dispatched at 11:46 p.m. Saturday to the seventh floor of the mall where they found two men had been shot, according to Lt. Mike Holden.


"The first victim sustained several gunshot wounds to his chest and was transported to UCSD (Medical Center). Despite life saving measures, the male was pronounced deceased at the hospital," Holden said. "The second victim sustained a minor gunshot wound to his leg and will survive his injury."

Both victims have been identified and are related to each other, but police did not release their names. The deceased victim was a 43-year old man who lived in San Diego. The second victim is a 29-year-old man who lives in Riverside, Holden said.


The two suspects ran north through Horton Plaza and got away.

The shooting happened near the Mad House Comedy Club on the seventh floor. There were eight comedians who were expected to take the stage Saturday night. People inside the club hid for cover and employees reportedly locked the doors for safety measures.

Mad House Comedy Club posted on Facebook that their staff and performers were okay. The club remained closed Sunday and offered refunds to anyone with tickets.

Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call homicide detectives at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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