1 hospitalized, 2 buildings struck by gunfire in drive-by shooting

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SAN DIEGO – A man was shot and two nearby buildings were hit by gunfire rounds fired from a vehicle Thursday night in Logan Heights, authorities said.

The incident was reported at about 8:20 p.m. on Ocean View Boulevard near Franklin Avenue. San Diego police say the 24-year-old victim was standing in the courtyard of an apartment at 2200 Ocean View Blvd. when a Hispanic man in a light-colored sedan driving eastbound fired several rounds at the victim.

Gunfire also hit an apartment building on Ocean View Boulevard and a home on Franklin Avenue.

“As the shots rang out, one of the rounds went through the courtyard and into a house on Franklin,” San Diego police Lt. Jose Chavez said. “Same shooting; the round just traveled a little further.”

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. No one else reported being struck by bullets. The vehicle was believed to have continued eastbound on Ocean View Boulevard and it is unknown where it went from there.

Investigators are looking into reports that the incident is connected to an earlier armed robbery in the Mountain View neighborhood.

“The vehicle was similar in a robbery that occurred in the Mountain View area,” Chavez said.

The department temporarily closed Ocean View Boulevard from S. 28th Street to Sampson Street while officers were investigating.

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