SAN DIEGO — A man was fatally shot at Campland on the Bay near Pacific Beach on Tuesday night, said the San Diego Police Department.
Authorities say they received several calls reporting a shooting in the 2200 block of Pacific Beach Drive around 10:08 p.m. and officers arrived to the area within minutes.
Upon arrival to the resort, which offers waterfront RV and tent camping, SDPD says a man was found in the pool area suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Officers immediately performed life-saving measures until paramedics from San Diego Fire-Rescue arrived and transported the man to a local hospital. Despite their efforts, authorities say the man was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m.
SDPD Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating the incident.
Officials say it’s still too early in the investigation to determine an exact motive, but detectives have learned that the victim was with a small group of people at the pool when a brief verbal confrontation occurred between the victim and another man.
SDPD says the second man allegedly left the pool area and came back with a handgun, where he ultimately confronted the victim and shot him at least one time in the chest. The handgun believed to be used in this incident was recovered at the scene, police said.
Following the shooting, authorities say the suspect fled the area but was located a short time later in his motorhome at Campland on the Bay. The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody without incident, according to SDPD.