CHULA VISTA, Calif. — One person is dead and another person was wounded Tuesday in a shooting in Chula Vista, authorities said.
Around 6:33 p.m., SkyFOX was over Palomar Street and Broadway where a large police presence could be seen shutting down multiple roads.
Witnesses told FOX 5 the shooting occurred at a mobile home park nearby, prompting the two shooting victims to drive off in a white Jeep.
The two victims, both males, were traveling along Palomar Street and Broadway, when they flagged down a cop that was driving in the area, the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) watch commander told FOX 5. That’s where authorities found the Jeep driver and passenger with gunshot wound injuries.
Both were taken to the hospital, where the passenger died, per CVPD. The driver did survive their injuries. The victims are in their late teens or early 20s, according to police.
Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.
CVPD confirmed Wednesday morning that authorities were outside of a residence in Brentwood Park in relation to this shooting. This is a mobile home park in on the 1100 block of Industrial Boulevard in Chula Vista.
A neighbor to the residence told FOX 5 CVPD had been on the scene since 3:45 a.m.
FOX 5 was first on the scene at the mobile home complex in the early morning hours after SWAT arrived. Police focused on a home on D Street.
Initially, officers in tactical gear had their weapons drawn.
“All the occupants did come out and, again, this was done very methodical for safety purposes. We do what we call ‘surround and call out.’ Everybody did come out. There’s an initial search that was done by our tactical teams just to be able to tell our officers and investigators the area is safe to now enter, and now we’re moving into that phase,” said Sgt. Anthony Molina, CVPD PIO.
Police said the home was connected to someone who was involved in the deadly shooting.
There is still no suspect in custody at this time.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
FOX 5’s Juliette Vara, Amber Coakley, and Elizabeth Alvarez contributed to this report.