SAN DIEGO – One man was killed and another was wounded Tuesday in a shooting outside of a liquor store in Mountain View, local authorities said.
Police responded to multiple 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. on the shooting that happened at 3600 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego police Lt. Adam Sharki said. Upon arrival, officers found a man down on the sidewalk with “at least one apparent gunshot wound” to the upper part of his body, according to Sharki. The Union-Tribune reported that the man had been shot in the head and collapsed to the ground.
Despite the aid of officers, the 27-year-old victim, whose name was not disclosed, died at the scene. Another victim, a 54-year-old man, was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say, and is expected to recover.
Not much is known about the circumstances of the shooting.
Homicide detectives say the victim and another man were standing next to Mike’s Market before the shooting took place. According to police, three Black men approached them on foot and opened fire before running away northbound in the parking lot.
Suspects in the shooting only were identified by police as wearing dark-colored clothing and all three were armed with handguns, Sharki said.
The area is no stranger to gun violence. Last fall, two people were shot, including one fatally, in the 3600 block of Ocean View Boulevard near the market. Two people later were arrested and charged for their roles in the incident.
In August of 2020, a man was wounded in the area after getting into an argument outside of the store. He was shot at multiple times and hit once in the right shoulder by a bullet, City News Service reported.
Anyone with information on Tuesday’s shooting was asked to contact the department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293. Tips also can be submitted anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
FOX 5’s Liberty Zabala contributed to this report.